Wednesday, August 16, 2017

More Garden Art

August 2017 - Burlington ON

We took so many photos at the Royal Botanical Gardens that I've broken them into sections.


 A display of a favourite artist of mine outside the gifts hop.
Sam Tofts series of paintings feature a charming array of characters known as The Mustards.



Here's a couple of them.
Bums on Seats
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The Suitcase of Sardine Sandwiches - how could you not love that title?

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These fun pieces were in the Mediterranean exhibit.








Pollinizers
Dave Hind (Canada) with The Aluminum Quilting Society
This installation focuses on the importance of pollination. Royal Botanical Gardens supports pollinators by protecting the plant species and habitats that sustain them. The designs on the arms reflect some of these species.





Haven
Catherine Lavelle (Canada) designed in collaboration with Douglas Senft
Haven is a large nest. Lavelle uses her art to speak to the changing nature of animal habitats in a city landscape.



On the Wings of Love
Bob and Jo Wilfong (USA)
On the Wings of Love explores themes of love and human connection. The simple stylized forms are designed to connect with each viewer’s personal experience.


Rejoicing Family
Taurai Mutigwa (Zimbabwe)
Rejoicing Family shows people embraced together. The sculpture weaves into itself to represent how everything is connected.



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Audio Bee Booth for Greenway (2011)
an amplified habitat installation for wild, solitary nesting bees and wasps
By Sarah Peebles. Assisted by Rob Cruickshank, electronics; John Kuisma, woodworking; Chris Bennett, pyrography.






Bloodroot
Artist: Karl Unnasch
From: USA
Date: 2016
Inspired by Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot), this installment represents one of the first woodland plants to greet spring as it contrasts its unique structure with the more innocuous plants surrounding it.






Jardín
Artist: Lisbet Fernandez Ramos
From: Spain
Date: 2016
Jardín displays five figures of children to represent our differences as individuals within a group.

















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