The bus garden is the idea of merging two apparently divergent realities to make one we can inhabit. The artists call this a ‘complex duality’ because it is not as simple as a dichotomy. Once, Ian Clothier was in a bus in Japan and had a vision of being in a forest at the same time as being in the bus. This vision can function as a focus for new futures. We somehow have to leap over where we are, to be where we want to be.
- Ian Clothier, artist, Aotearoa/New Zealand