For a landscape designer it should be the ultimate challenge - to create the Garden of Eden as described in the Bible. Not suprisingly, perhaps, Robert Boyd allows himself to become a little obsessed with the project. Whilst pursuing an artistic vision, he is undone by his own human frailties. Like Adam and Eve before him, he must leave his paradise, a sadder and disillusioned man. An enthralling read and something of a modern-day fable.
The force of the picture in my head was an inebriation. In essence I was asking for a vision to be exchanged and shared. In practice I knew I was asking for money for its realisation. The endless battle between the artist and the patron which the artist must win.