I’ve long had a dream of installing an outdoor art gallery for a client. Takers, anyone? Until that happens, I will be (sort of) content to admire separate pieces of garden art when I see them and pass them on to you all. Ready? Here goes:
This sculpture is in the backyard of my client, Terry–Terry is a sculptor but it was her teacher/mentor who created this stunning piece. I love the earth-and-sky colors, the movement of the hair, the sense of wildness in this piece. I’d put this in my kitchen if that’s the only place I had.
Faces in the garden, anyone? Some might think this is creepy, and they might be right. I’m just strangely drawn to them. I particularly like the pottery heads that are fashioned into planters–put some sedum acre in it and you’ve got some worthy Medusa-esque art!
I was at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center a couple of months ago and snapped this picture. I’m not sure what this piece is made of, but it doesn’t really matter. It fits the setting so well: split rail fencing, native meadow plantings, country rustic chic. Your eye can almost pass right by it without noticing….almost.
Local landscape designer and friend, Pam Penick, has this blue bottle tree in her garden, proving that true garden art need not be pretentious or refined to be super cool. That pop of cobalt blue is so striking–and I just now noticed while writing this that the angles of the bottles coming out from the post echo that of the agave leaves.
My friend and client, Julie, has this little angle statue in her garden. And when I say “little,” I mean little–it’s probably only a foot tall and tucked into fig ivy. You wouldn’t notice it unless you’re in just the right spot. I love things like that; it’s like a little secret.
I would love it if you’d pop over to my Facebook fan page and share some pics of art you have in your garden! Remember, art has value because it’s valuable to you. Home-made, commissioned, refined or rustic–all you have to do is love it.