Inspired By

Kyoto Plants
by Graziella Antonini

Graziella Antonini is a graduate of the School of Applied Arts in Vevey, Switzerland. Her photographic works spans architecture and documentary. She regularly exhibits in various galleries throughout Switzerland as well as abroad.

“Nature is very present in my work. I am interested in botanical gardens for their "romantic" representation of nature, an idealised landscape; as well as the control they exert over flora and fauna. This selection of photographs was taken in the botanical garden of Kyoto and in the Zenrin-ji temple garden. Whilst the images are not the usual representation of Japan, for me they exude an aesthetic that is clearly Japanese.”

Text Graziella Antonini/The Garden Edit
Photography Graziella Antonini