BISWEILEN is about gardens and the complex relationship between humans and plants.
BISWEILEN is a project that evolved from my interest in plants and gardens. I am based in Düsseldorf but spend part of the year in London and on travels elsewhere. Wherever I go I visit gardens and meet gardeners. I created BISWEILEN to share my passion for gardens and portray the diverse group of people I get to know through it.
As an artist my interest is currently focused in three areas:
• In People with plants I look at the role of plants for individual expression and happiness.
• In Gardens of note I write about the link between the development of garden design and wider cultural change.
• In My own garden I investigate my personal gardening experience.
My previous work can be viewed at nolden.com
For the title of this project I have chosen the German word ‘bisweilen’ meaning ‘at times’. With an air of elegant serenity, ‘bisweilen’ precedes the description of something special. This is the feeling I have when stepping into a garden.