Does life imitate art or does art imitate life: the age-old aesthetic debate. So far as our interaction with our landscape can tell us, life imitates art. We tear down our reality to construct an ideology. Our homes are not a reflection of nature; they are declaration of an aesthetic. In our world we have words like arboretum, botanic gardens, and landscap-ers. This is how we interact with our landscape.
This is our new topography.
"It was one of those perfect spring days that occur more frequently in memory than in life."
- P.D. James