The Colorado Rocky Mountain Sculpture Garden Celebrates a 10th Anniversary, August 2014

The Colorado Rocky Mountain Sculpture Garden Celebrates a 10th Anniversary, August 2014

Until the holy waters of the Woody Creek blessed her soil...

Waters of the Mighty Woody Creek Invade the Parched Land, 2004.

...It was still pretty much a parking lot.

The Garden is Mapped Out with a Shovel  and Waterproof Wellies.

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 Hard work / Happy days.

Establish 2004

 Stranger in a Strange Land. Summer 2004.

Establish 2004

Add water, step back.

The Rocky Mountain English Country Sculpture Garden

 Lupines, lupines, everywhere.

Go my winged friends, fly!

Go my winged friends, fly!

The Colorado Rocky Mountain Sculpture Garden’s rigid organic code forbade all toxic chemicals, making it a haven for wildlife from the very beginning.

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Within a few short years the former parking lot begins to take on the aspect of a garden from across the pond. The Colorado Rocky Mountain Sculpture Garden enters it’s ‘English Country’ phase.

The Rocky Mountain English Country Sculpture Garden

Sculpture began arriving immediately upon completion of the studio workshop.

First of August. 2004 A Brand New Studio Workshop is Born.

So fresh, so very new.

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Nothing quite defines Woody Creek quite like its seasons. While the Sculpture Garden might bear a colorful resemblance of an English Country Garden in the summer, come November it faces a bitter battle against sub-zero temperatures, ferocious Rocky Mountain storms, and bitter cold winds.

 Winter did however produce one of the Sculpture Garden’s most spectacular sculptures when the Ice Palace appeared on the scene in January of 2013.

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The Ice Palace stood for well over a month… from the Snow Moon of January to the Wolf Moon of February, and into March.

Ice Palace

From humble beginnings doth mighty Ice Palaces grow.

Ice Palace

Each night it grew a little more.

Sea Monster Sundial Guards The Ice Palace in the Sculpture Garden @ martincooney.com

It soon grew to dominate its surroundings.

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The Ice Palace invoked the imagery responsible for my limestone sculpture, ‘The Pirate and his Faithful Monkey’.

Pirate and his Loyal Monkey  (2)‘The Pirate and his Loyal Monkey now adorns the centerpiece of the Sculpture Garden.

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These days I like to think of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Sculpture Garden as a Riparian Wildlife refuge.

Garden Workshop Tour, Halloween 2013

Thankfully stone sculpture and nature seem to get along very well.

Sculpture Garden, Around Dusk

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Throughout the month of August we will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Sculpture Garden with a Studio Show and Sculpture Garden Tour each weekend from 10:30 to 6:00 PM. Please consider yourself welcome.

'Reversed Equation' by MARTIN COONEY

On show for the first time will be fourteen sculptures of the 1314 Winter Collection.

'Reversed Equation' by MARTIN COONEY

‘Reverse Equation’, pictured above, will feature in the show but on September 2nd she will be relocated to Aspen’s Red Brick Center for the Arts in order to show in the 2014 Biennial Juried Exhibition.

'Reversed Equation' by MARTIN COONEY

Thanks for stopping by.

Sculpture Garden / Martin

Martin

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