Marc Peter Keane-Tiger Glen Garden Garden

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Interview with Marc Peter Keane : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Marc Peter Keane : The garden is inspired by an ancient Chinese parable known as the Three Laughers of the Tiger Glen, which describes the experience of three men who overcome their sectarian differences to find a unity of friendship. That story was the subject of many paintings over the centuries, in China and Japan. I lived in Kyoto, Japan, for nearly 20 years and came to know the story of the Three Laughers while living there. As an abstraction of this parable, the Tiger Glen garden represents the intersection of literature, painting and gardens. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Marc Peter Keane : 20 years pondering; 2 years designing & prepping; 3 months building. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Marc Peter Keane : The work was commissioned by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. The patrons were Rebecca and James Morgan. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Marc Peter Keane : The work is done in the manner of Japanese "karesansui" gardens in which stones are used to express an image of the landscape. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Marc Peter Keane : The name — Tiger Glen Garden — comes from an ancient Chinese parable known as the Three Laughers of the Tiger Glen which describes the experience of three men who overcome their sectarian differences to find a unity of friendship. .

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