Author(s): Jeff Mendoza
-A look back at an accomplished landscape designer's career -Includes plant names in Latin Artifact presents the thoughtful and sophisticated landscape designs of Jeff Mendoza. A formally trained artist, his work often reflects the natural world - depicting botanical forms with earthy palettes. He noticed this connection and opened his eponymous firm, J. Mendoza Gardens in 1987. While plants became his medium, he approached the design of a garden in the same manner he would a drawing or painting - considering form, color, texture, scale, and the overall composition. Artifact is a portfolio of Mendoza's accomplished career tracing his various projects - whether a city terrace or a country yard - intellectually planned for each unique environment and spatial layout.