Awarded on the 21st of June 2019 by a jury of professionals renowned in the world of garden art
Sophie Kao Arya, a French-Thai artist, grew up, lives and works in France. For a few years now, she has also been holding more workshops in Thailand. Her first aesthetic emotions naturally came from Asia and a great respect for nature. In 2001, she invented a dynamic pictorial technique that explores fractal shapes. Through this innovative process, she has developed a contemporary understanding of plants and a unique aesthetic, linked to current environmental concerns.
Born in the Oise département and raised with profound respect for nature, Sandrine Tellier attended the Versailles National Graduate School of Landscape Architecture (diploma in “Garden Design in the Landscape” in 2016) after studying Engineering at the National Graduate School of Civil Engineering. Using this dual training, she designs gardens in symbiosis with their locations. She adapts to the constraints of the environment in order to showcase a space where biodiversity, the planet, others, oneself and finally, future generations are taken care of.