The most amazing part of the gardens in particular is all of the art scattered throughout, in just about every section you visit.
The sculptures add a visual and interactive aspect to the garden creating an interesting vibe.
- The student sculpture I wrote about in my bicentennial history post, is represented after a student who would’ve attended the college that was previously built on the land.
2. The next sculpture is the Music stand and bench. The bench was made by Jim Gallucci.
3. The next sculpture is called “on the fence” created by Michiel VanderSommen, sculptor
4. Wings – Gary Price, sculptor
5. Free To Soar – Michiel VanderSommen, sculptor – 2000
The sculpture depicts a young boy taking flight like the birds around him. it reminds me of the reading,
6. Sundial – Ogden Deal, sculptor
7. The Oak Leaf Handrail Jim Gallucci, sculptor
The oak sculpture is one of my favorites because I really admire the blacksmith work it took to construct this sculpture. My brother is a blacksmith and creates a lot of archways and railings like this. I can only imagine the precision and time it took to create that piece.
After taking some time an experiencing the gardens, I’ve really taken time to appreciate the art and art history of the land.