"extraordinarily beautiful and reverent"
- Gary Michael Dault, CANADIAN ARCHITECT
"floated like a waking dream suspended in an opalescent membrane"
- Robert Everett-Green, GLOBE AND MAIL
"symphony of pure sensation"
- Ben Lensink, SCHREEF DE TWENTSCHE COURANT TUBANTIA
"...the glass-like fragility of this artificial forest, built of an intricate lattice of small transparent acrylic tiles, is visually breathtaking. Its frond extremities arch uncannily towards those who venture into its midst, reaching out to stroke and be stroked like the feather or fur or hair of some mysterious animal. Beesley's Hylozoic Soil stands as a magically moving contemporary symbol of our aptitude for empathy and the creative projection of living systems."
- Fundacion Telefonica Jury, 1st prize, VIDA 11.0
"hard to believe it was designed by a person and not born of nature"
- SHAPE & COLOUR World Press
- LEONARDO Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology
"the power to be the dominant aesthetic of 21st century landscapes"
- Hannah Devlin, LONDON TIMES
"This wonderful piece refreshes, or, even, restores the fundamental relationship between the built and natural environments. The work holds out the promise that there will one day be an architecture this deep, vivid and alive."
- Eric Haldenby, Director Waterloo Architecture Cambridge