About the Book
Explorations and quests are usually written about discoveries of unknown lands, treasures, stars and
medicines. But artists are explorers too! When you enter Gardens Without End you are at the center of a
crossroad of several cultures. The combination of naturalist, surrealist, fantasy and children’s book styles
with the usage of a ghazal, an Indo-Arabic form of poetry written in rhyming couplets makes Gardens
Without End a truly unique artist exploration.
This is the 2nd book of a 2 part series that includes earlier etchings, drawings and the artist’s process
but still weaves in the original story : An artist has a dream where a key is found in the pattern of a box
turtle’s shell. In a daydream he wonders what the meaning of the key is? He wonders if one of the
Earth’s oldest inhabitants, the tortoise, could dream how far back could they dream? With rich pen and
ink drawings, etchings and watercolor illustrations, these musings lead Benrali to make his own discover;
A Garden Without End.