Like performances themselves, A Garden Theater is a play on art and artifice. Its design explores ideas of presentation and representation. Simply organized as a series of concentric rings, silhouettes of trees, shrubbery, and stone walls play off each other in layers, suggesting changing points of view. The trees are represented in silhoutte, like a two-dimensional drawing. Their abstraction of the billboard-like flatness suggests their origins in drawing and relies on the relationships between parts to make figural space and not just figural form. The landcape is thus both deep and flat.