Thursday, November 16, 2023

Throwback Thursday

October 2015 - Palm Springs CA

Click here for more photos from our visit to the garden.

This sculpture garden is tucked away behind the palm trees that line highway 111 beside the Art Museum.

Set in a lushly landscaped desert oasis of water features, native plants and winding walkways dotted with natural rock benches, the sculpture garden houses the art of modern masters, including works by Donald Judd, Betty Gold, Yehiel Shemi , Felipe Castaneda, Jesús Bautista Moroles, Dan Namingha, Gio Pomodoro, and Dave McGary.

The 250,000 square feet of sculpted, rolling landscape is covered with native plantings, winding pathways, and water features.

I thought I recognized this young lady!! I believe we had seen it in Sante Fe NM years ago.

The title is Walks Among The Stars by Dave Mc Gary. It is the second bronze in the Native American Women series. It depicts a late 18th century Lakota woman displaying her beautiful heirloom star quilt. As the Indian Wars ended and the North Plains tribes faced relocation to reservations, the Sioux women began making patchwork, quilts as replacements for traditional buffalo robes. Today, the star quilt is a symbol of prestige, sentiment, belonging and status within the contemporary Lakota culture.

Palm Springs

I knew it! I looked through my Santa Fe photos and there she is! I swear it's the same maiden in 2006.

And I had posted it back in 2013.

Santa Fe


  1. ...having never lived in a dry area, I find desert gardens interesting. The sculptures are truly treasures! Thank Jackie for stopping by, enjoy your week.

  2. I immediately recognized the Walk Among the Stars sculpture, as the very same one is on the Riverwalk in Pueblo, Colorado! It is a very beautiful sculpture!

  3. It's a place I have yet to visit. Looks like a very interesting place.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  4. Walks Among The Stars is particularly impressive!

  5. It sure looks like a wonderful garden. I like to see sculptures along the way and the maiden is so cool! She travels more than I do! What a fantastic piece of art.

    I enjoyed your post at 'My Corner of the World' so much this week!

    My Corner of the World

  6. Sculptures and gardens just go together. This is especially true with cactus.

  7. What a beautiful garden! I love the Walks Among The Stars by Dave Mc Gary. Such unique sculptures!


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