Echo Park landscape architect Andy Cao, who became famous for his Glass Garden (45 tons in the backyard of his rented house) has joined an admired group of designers and artist at the Cornerstone Festival of Gardens in Sonoma. Mr. Coa’s entry “[Ninnananna] A Lullaby Garden,” is described by the New York Times as: use[ing] almost no glass, and yet the garden has a glasslike quality thanks to miles of glistening nylon monofilament that was hand-knit into carpets by 60 Vietnamese villagers working for three months. The carpets, in tones of faded gold and orange, are draped over a wildly undulating sculptured landform that descends at one point into a midnight blue vortex, from which the sounds of a Vietnamese lullaby emanate. Removing your shoes and wandering over Mr. Cao’s dreamlike landscape plays with the mind’s sense of proportion you feel like Gulliver striding across the Land of Lilliput.
Echo Park landscape architect Andy Cao