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Ogden Community Garden102 Ogden Ave Jersey City, NJ - Photo by Bernadette Marciniak

Ogden Community Garden102 Ogden Ave Jersey City, NJ - Photo by Bernadette Marciniak

Gaia outdid himself with this stunning modern day rendition of a Pronkstilleven still life painted by 17th century Dutch painter Jan Davidsz. de Heem, ‘Flowers in a Vase.’ Using the painting as the base of the composition a portrait of Henry Hudson overlooks the garden from which local flowers have been interspersed throughout the composition, replacing some of the original floral elements. This resulting bouquet and portrait of Hudson, who laid down the Dutch colonization of the Hudson River Valley was created with the use of photoshop hence the layers and window tab running across the top, bringing the contemporary element of copy and paste into the construction of this wall.

In collaboration with the Ogdens End Community Garden.

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