Help filmmakers to preserve Paradise Garden

November 5, 20130 Comments

Art West Film has produced the documentary film about the renovation of Paradise Garden. Paradise Garden shows the world that art thrives outside of museums in ordinary places and everyday objects.  Preview the exclusive rebuilding of Howard Finster’s legacy, through the stories told by generations of iconic musicians and artists, as we capture his legacy for the first time on film.DSC00608

Howard Finster took what others might deem trash or obsolete and transformed it into something contemplative. Finster’s garden, his life’s vision, has sadly fallen into disrepair, at the same time Chattooga County, where it is located, remains one of the most economically depressed counties in the United States. The filmmakers wanted to ensure that the Garden was preserved on film for the world to enjoy for years to come, as well as emphasize the importance of Art in the history of culture.

The film is told through a series of interviews with iconic artists and musicians that were inspired by visits to the Garden.  It stars Howard Finster and Johnny Carson in archive footage.  Chris Frantz from the Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Mike Mills from R.E.M, Amy Ray from the Indigo Girls, Cindy Wilson from the B-52’s, and many other notable artists tell their stories about Paradise Garden and Howard Finster.  The film chronicles the life of Howard Finster and the future of his greatest work, Paradise Garden, in North Georgia. It shows how the life and work of one man in his garden, inspires people today and is still being used to help an economically depressed community reinvent the very foundation that it was built.

He opened Paradise Garden as a true testament that Art comes to life, when people are able to interact with it, and showed that ideas are open to exchange in a world that becomes more and more homogenous. We hope to show the importance of art history and that the messages left behind by an artist can continue to change lives, long after they are gone.

Howard Finster’s legacy shows the world that objects surrounding us can take on a new life, in a sometimes-magical way, and communicate messages that can lead to transformation.

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