David Traylor

I work at the interface of chaos and control. I make gardens and landscapes, both real and imaginary. I am a visual artist and a landscape architect.

Making a garden is the process of imposing order onto a seemingly chaotic, incomprehensible natural and social environment. It is this struggle between order and chaos that creates beauty, new ideas, deeper understanding and repose but also discordance, ambiguity, turbulence and ugliness.

My work has been influenced by my study of gardens and landscapes. I revel in the collision of the exuberance and complexity of disorder with the struggle to create structure and comprehension.