|Subtitle||or, the Gardener's Almanac, Directing what she is to do Monthly throughout the Year|
|Artist / Creator||Amy Arnold|
|Place of Publication||Staunton, VA|
|Contributors||Evelyn, 1706 and Meager's Gardening, 1718|
|Process / Technique||Giclee prints of graphite drawings|
|Structure / Binding||Case bound, folded, die cut|
|Paper Stock||Epson Velvet Fine Art paper|
|Number of Pages||14 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||8 x 4 x .5 inches closed. Extends out to 18 inches.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 25|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed and numbered edition|
In Kalendarium Hortense, soil, wood, seed, and sky are configured and arranged, describing actions necessary to manage seasonal change and establish boundaries, building sanctuary in the face of sudden disruption. Simultaneously abstract and figurative, garden, gardener, and gardening are compressed in a conversation of change, disruption, and renewal. Moments from personal stories and larger metanarratives are expressed in each of the drawings included within the book. The book is designed to create three, built, internal spaces within the pages: the surface of the central space is continuously covered with a drawing of wooden fencing and hedging (highlighted with color), with the two adjacent spaces configured with the images of chain link fencing.
Artist BioAmy Arnold holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia, a Master of Fine Arts in studio sculpture from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in crafts. Pursuing the relationship between ideas and the physical configuration of materials within a discrete space, is a fundamental thread in Amy's work. This thread is expressed in the three dimensional space of site and garden design, the two dimensional space of drawings, and the sequenced patterning in the pages of a book. Within Amy's artist's books, three dimensional spaces become compressed and abstracted; time is expressed as each book is experienced, page by page and fold by fold. Gardening is among Amy's related interests, including the cultivation of eight types of southern and northeastern heirloom apples at her home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.