The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is a series of photographs taken in the Ecological Reserve on the edge of the city of Buenos Aires. Originally a pile of demolition rubble from the 1970s when many residential buildings were pulled down to build motorways, it was then left to its own devices and became, with time, home to hundreds of species of indigenous 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 shrubland, and how it brought about certain feelings. From this came a contemplative series that focuses on the darkness within and beyond. A play on the idea of opposites: light and dark, life and death, interior versus exterior, from rubbish to natural reserve and so on.