Father’s paradise

The installation father’s paradise reflects on identity, ideals and memories. The work consists of photographs made by a man who cherishes his garden. Iwan Blokland (1938) emigrated from the former Dutch colony Suriname to the Netherlands more than 40 years ago. He  took these photographs of his Dutch garden over a period of ten years (1995-2005) The photographs of extravagant plant growth and exuberant flowers were not made for  aesthetic purposes , but mainly to  be a witness of the garden constant tranformations.
Father’s paradise’ consists of 39 garden portraits and one man (who took his picture is unknown).

Installation of 40 photographs
Archive : Iwan Blokland
Concept : Sara Blokland