SOIL WALL GARDEN
Styria, AT, 2022
Excavted earth, adobe wall, grass, aluminum bench & plaque
Situated amongst the vineyards of the small town of Pichla. Soil Wall Garden is a 4m deep walled garden carved into the bank of a hill, revealing stratas of the land’s characteristic ‘opok’ soil (a designation common to Southern and Eastern Styria) - compressed millions of years ago during the hills formation.
Constructued as a public garden, the project transitions a portion of private agricultural land into a temporary municipal space allowing visitors a unique opportunity to publicly engage with Styria’s rich geological context.
Comissioned by KIÖR (Styria Institute for Art in Public Space), in collaboration with Lukas Jahn