room by the sea of wild grasses

14arena-garden-custom6Dana Gallagher’s photo of a room in a Nantucket guesthouse overlooking a garden by Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf is reminscent of Edward Hopper’s Rooms By the Sea (below).

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“…particularly drawn to plants with strong visual structures like grasses and members of the Queen Anne’s lace family… [Oudolf] once said, only half-jokingly, that “a plant is only worth growing if it looks good when it’s dead” — in other words, plants whose seedheads or winter foliage have strength and character are every bit as valuable as vibrant summer flowers.” | Source: NYT

Addendum:
Titled in his record book “Rooms by the Sea. Alias The Jumping Off Place,” Hopper noted that the second title was perceived by some to have “malign overtones” and he thus deleted it.
Source: Yale University Art Gallery :: via @TruthSeerum

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