For Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck, a dedicated and jubilant gardener, the earth and all that grows in it has always been worthy of close attention. In A Good Day, the artist combines drawings of beloved gardening tools with paintings of hands at work in the soil, and the plants and flowers that this act brings forth. Through her celebration of the origin of things, she invites us all to participate in a radical nurturing of the ecosystems we find ourselves growing in, horticultural and otherwise.

Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck explores community, compassion and the environment we live in, inspired by her own daily life and close observation of nature. Her interdisciplinary practice spans painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, film, photography, gardening, and writing. She is the founder of Poetic Pastel, a collaborative cultural project and publishing house, and the co-founder of Journal du Thé, a publication series about contemporary tea culture. In 2021, she founded The Gardening Drawing Club, an initiative offering free access to arts and horticulture to adults and children in England. She was born in Strasbourg, France, and is now based in Oxfordshire, England.