(Is It) Art In The Garden

Is it art?

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Notice anything? Maybe over in the tree? Yes it is!

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What, are they breeding?

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Still here.

After, I purchased the first head and placed it in the crotch of the tree,  my mother in law was very taken with it. When she saw the second one, she felt she had to purchase it for Kilbourne Grove. You can see that the stump it is on has been freshly cut, this is from one of the trees that blew down. I expect by next summer, it will have weathered and aged a bit!


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  1. 1

    kseverny said,

    beautiful pictures

  2. 3

    I’m sorry, I can’t help myself: I suppose that’s one way to get a head.

    They’ve both very peaceful looking. Besides my terrible pun, the words “framed by foliage” come to mind.

  3. 5

    teza said,

    Glad to see that someone else enjoys art in the garden and isn’t afraid to ‘go out on a limb’ (look what you’ve started Helen!’ and find something unique! The first piece is smashingly magnifique! I picture him as a centrepiece with three triangular obelisks covered in vines – their shape would mimick pyramids. Where ever do I find one?

    • 6

      Teza, I’m glad that you like the first piece (that is the one I bought). I thought it was wood when I saw it at Visitor Parking (the shop). It wasn’t until I picked it up that I realized it was resin.

  4. 7

    Barbarapc said,

    I really enjoy finding sculpture in amongst the flowers in gardens – sometimes the art, more than the flowers is closer reflection of who the gardener is. So glad to hear that the tree came to a natural end….I had a friend who got a chainsaw for xmas, and well, nothing was safe after that. Makes a very handy base doesn’t it?!

    • 8

      Barbara, I was very sorry to lose that tree, but I made sure that I could use a portion of it, (and the rest will be in my fireplace). I hope to one day, have more (and larger) pieces of sculpture in the garden.

  5. 9

    Racquel said,

    I love the use of sculpture in the garden and heads have become quite popular lately. Good use for a stump too. 😉

  6. 11

    wendy said,

    I like, and spotted them right away. The first almost looks like it’s in the palm of a hand with fingers upstretched. At least that’s what I thought when I first saw it.

    • 12

      wendy said,

      I just saw something today about drilling out the inside of a stump and drilling a drainage hole in the bottom. What if you were to do that, plant it with a foliage plant that hangs, and put the head in it?

  7. 13

    Wendy, you’re right, it does look like a giant hand. I like the way the head is cradled in the palm. I am not as happy with the second, but maybe when the serviceberry beside it gets larger, it will look more at home (and all I see is that raw wound).

  8. 14

    Barbara H. said,

    Maybe some kind of vine growing over the stump to soften it? Just not ivy!!!

    Love the way your garden “walls” are growing up – especially after reading the old posts and seeing how far you’ve come. Congratulations.

    • 15

      Thanks Barbara, that is very heartening to hear. Sometimes, I feel like they haven’t even moved, but you are right. That is the beauty of the blog, it is a huge (and interactive) garden journal.

  9. 16

    City Diggity said,

    A little dose of Zen to add to the serenity of the garden. Nicely placed. Cheers!

  10. 17

    We all need a little dose of Zen!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and hope to see you again.

  11. 18

    Deborah, Thanks for the euphorbia conditioning thumbs-up!

  12. 19

    fairegarden said,

    I think they are both perfect, Deborah. What a nice mother in law you have too. Art and gardens are a good match and yours does quite nicely blending in with the flavor of yours. 🙂

  13. 20

    Thanks Frances, I think that I need some concrete balls to go with the rest of my art!

  14. 21

    I love the textures of the first head framed by the bark. They certainly do have a peaceful impact – it’s amazing what art can do 🙂

  15. 22

    The first is my favourite, I feel like the spot was made for it (although my husband used to rest his beer there). I see some “weeds” in the picture, that I didn’t notice in real life. I wonder if I could plant some “seeds” there and have them grow and frame the head?

  16. 23

    Your garden is so serene, with or without the heads. Very nice!

  17. 24

    Thank you for the kind words and visiting my blog. I hope to see you again soon.

  18. 25

    marydelle said,

    Love your faces on the stump and in the tree. Nice addition to the garden.

  19. 26

    Thank you, I love them too!

  20. 27

    Alice Joyce said,

    Artwork befitting a ‘green theatre’… the setting looks so lush compared to our dry brown hillsides.
    Soon the rains will come, then we’ll be drenched for a few months!
    aka Bay Area Tendrils

  21. 28

    It looks green now, but soon the snow will come. and we will be buried (in the white stuff) for a few months! Alice Joyce, thank you for visiting my “green theatre”.

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