The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden is a series of photographs taken in the Reserva Ecológica on the edge of the city of Buenos Aires. Before becoming a natural reserve, the area was covered in demolition rubble from the 1970s when many residential buildings were pulled down to give way to wider avenues and motorways. When it was then left to its own devices and it became, with time, home to hundreds of species of autochthonous flora and fauna.
What I found in the Reserve was something of a Secret Garden in the city. I was attracted by the jungle like aspect of the shrub land, and how it brought about certain feelings. From this came a contemplative series about the darkness within and beyond. A communion between polarities. Light and dark, life and death, interior versus exterior, from rubble to natural reserve and so on.