Cultivated and Enriched by Art

Water-based spray paint on glass.

The Southwold Flower Company. Southwold, Suffolk.

A contemporary stained glass window, inspired by Suffolk-born landscape designer Humphry Repton (1752-1818).

For each of his clients Repton provided a 'Red book', within which he wrote about and illustrated recommended improvements to their landscape. In 1813 he included a note within the Red Book for the Earl of Bridgewater, at Ashridge Park,

“[the garden] is a piece of ground fenced off from cattle, and appropriated to the use and pleasure of man: it is or ought to be, cultivated and enriched by art.”

The artwork features Cornflower, Cosmos, Cowparsley, Daisies, Larkspur, a Rose, and a Pink Poppy.

All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2024.