Desire Lines

In landscape architecture, the term “desire lines” describes an informal path developed by erosion of footfall caused by people finding a short cut or preferred route often bypassing the official or constructed way. As explorers forge their own path, desire lines manifest on the surface of the earth leaving a trail for others to follow thereby encouraging more travel.

Simple String Theory ©2008 Brenda Gael Smith
Caliente ©2009 Brenda Gael Smith
Desire Lines #4 ©2009 Brenda Gael Smith
Desire Lines #1: Simple String Theory
30cm x 30cm ©2008
Desire Lines #2: Caliente
30cm x 30cm ©2009
Desire Lines #3: Running Hot & Cold
37cm x 76cm ©2009
Roseus Goddessii ©2009 Brenda Gael Smith
After the Rain ©2010 Brenda Gael Smith
Spark! ©2010 Brenda Gael Smith
Desire Lines #4: Roseus Goddessii
21cm x 30cm ©2009
Desire Lines #5: After the Rain
53cm x 112cm ©2010
Desire Lines #6: Spark!
75cm x 74cm ©2010
Lust in the Log Cabin ©2010 Brenda Gael Smith
Twelve Ways by Brenda Gael Smith  ©2012
Desire Lines #7: Lust in the Log Cabin
105cm x 105cm ©2010
Desire Lines #8: Twelve Ways
20in x 12in ©2012