The Colorado Rocky Mountain Sculpture Garden Celebrates a 10th Anniversary, August 2014
Waters of the Mighty Woody Creek Invade the Parched Land, 2004.
The Garden is Mapped Out with a Shovel and Waterproof Wellies.
Hard work / Happy days.
Stranger in a Strange Land. Summer 2004.
Add water, step back.
Lupines, lupines, everywhere.
The Colorado Rocky Mountain Sculpture Garden’s rigid organic code forbade all toxic chemicals, making it a haven for wildlife from the very beginning.
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.
Sculpture began arriving immediately upon completion of the studio workshop.
So fresh, so very new.
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.
The Ice Palace stood for well over a month… from the Snow Moon of January to the Wolf Moon of February, and into March.
From humble beginnings doth mighty Ice Palaces grow.
Each night it grew a little more.
It soon grew to dominate its surroundings.
The Ice Palace invoked the imagery responsible for my limestone sculpture, ‘The Pirate and his Faithful Monkey’.
‘The Pirate and his Loyal Monkey now adorns the centerpiece of the Sculpture Garden.
These days I like to think of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Sculpture Garden as a Riparian Wildlife refuge.
Thankfully stone sculpture and nature seem to get along very well.
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.
On show for the first time will be fourteen sculptures of the 1314 Winter Collection.
‘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.
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