I was looking through my pictures this morning and was inspired by some of the garden art I've seen in recent years. I thought I'd show you some of the "grander" pieces today and some of the fun, quirky, more affordable stuff in a week or so.
This is my favorite piece that we have at the Village Green. It's little metal dragonflies welded together into the torso of a woman. The dragonfly wings add a finishing touch. This was made by a 16 year old kid who also made female torsos out of leaves, bats, butterflies and Koi. Very talented.
At the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, there is a fabulous giant Minotaur sharing a secret with a bunny. The whole sculpture is made out of wire.
This summer house, woven from various branches, is at Morris Arboretum in Pennsylvania. The birds loved it.
This sculpture isn't big, grand or expensive. What makes it special is that every morning the gardeners place a perfect bloom in it's hands. You can find it in Lotusland near Santa Barbara, California.
This outrageous pergola was found at an art gallery on the McKenzie River in Oregon. When I asked how much it was, the art dealer sniffed "If you have to ask, you can't afford it". What a rude putz. I loved the pergola though because the shadows from it were just as lovely as the original.
The sleeping "Mud Maid" at Heligan is made from mud and cement.
Another mud sculpture from Heligan (in Cornwall) is "The Giant's Head". The base for this was the root wad of an uprooted tree.
Walking and dining.
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