The source of inspiration for the Garden in Motion is neglected land (friche): a parcel of land left behind (délaissé) to the unhindered development of those plants that settle there.
On such pieces of land , the existing sources of energy – growth, struggle, shifting, exchange – do not encounter the obstacles usually set up to oblige nature to yield to geometry, to tidiness, or any other cultural principal. Garden in Motion recommends maintaining those species that decide where they wish to grow.
Gilles Clément, The Garden in Motion, Quodlibet 2011
These photographs are my observations of these dense areas that are seemingly chaotic in manner and prosper in parallel to the order of the built-up urban environments. These evolving, urban wildernesses grow alongside the network of streams that wind their way through Auckland suburbs. another aspect documents these spaces that are, for many, a simple refuge from the complexity of city life.