Jon is intuitive and academic in his approach. He draws upon his knowledge of horticulture, history, architecture, and art to direct and reveal the hidden attributes of nature's serendipity.
The landscape architect's palette of living materials creates settings for gradual and continual change. To gently guide the design process, it is necessary to balance the rigors of architecture and the ramblings of nature. Geometry is revealed while respecting the demands of the site - with the ground as form, trees and vegetation as sculpture, rock and water as textures - shapes that articulate the natural environment.
It's not enough to simply shape the earth - there must also be a relationship with how we dwell in that landscape, how we discover the spirit of the place. Land gets better under the care and stewardship of those who learn from the earth when reshaping it.
Linda Pace Obituary, Sept/Oct 2007, p. 20
The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes
Jon working with Rosa Finsley
Rick Darke, p. 154
'Smaller in Texas'
'Hill Country Roundup,' June 2005, p. 204
Outside the Not So Big House
'Creating the Landscape of Home.'
Julie Moir Messervy & Sarah Susanka, p. 117-123
Austin Monthly HOME
Winter 2010 Edition, p. 78
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