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A design technique calls for bringing focus down to a path and then encouraging visitors to walk on that path.

A design technique calls for bringing focus down to a path and then encouraging visitors to walk on that path. While in Oregon, I snapped this picture of a pine forest. I love how the scale in this space is grand and beautifully composed with a path that moves through it like a stream. To highlight the design technique of drawing the visitor’s eyes to the path, plus encouraging them to follow the path, I added some Digitalis (Foxglove) which does well under pine trees to show this process. Notice how the Foxglove is positioned not just in front, but is carried throughout the path to keep the motion moving. This repetition of one plant also works well when moving a visitor forward.

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