Fragments from the Garden – Every garden needs a “Great Tree.”

Seedpods from “The Great Tree.” Cast plaster and Hydrocal, acrylic paint. The Great Tree, which yields low hanging fruit, is located near the Garden Temple of Albus Fortuna Major in the west section of the garden, as the fruit dries and shrinks in it takes on the shape of these seed pods; they drop to the ground in there rigid form and sprout new growth.

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Fragments from the Garden

A Sculptural Installation by Kevin Greeland

March 15 – April 14, 2013

What sorts of objects would one find in the Garden of Paradise if it were to be discovered? In this new exhibition artist Kevin Greeland creates a mythological place where such archeological objects and historical relics have been discovered, but with a twist. Greeland picks and chooses from a number of different primordial first and mixes those elements together.

Inspired by the scientists & naturalists of the Enlightenment and the art patrons whose collections formed the basis for the world’s great museums. Greeland has sought to create his own “Natural History Museum” of sorts, seeking to investigate, explore, record, capture & collect that which would evoke memories of the wonder and awe of the Victorian Wunderkammer or Cabinets of Curiosity. “Fragments from the Garden” has been assembled for display in the spirit of those great collectors of exotic specimens and wondrous renderings. You are invited to join Greeland’s expedition and explore the garden, the garden home and temple. In the spirit of exploration navigate with care; observe with a keen eye and a curious mind, but please do not touch.

*German – Wunderkammer “wonder-room” or Kunstkammer “art-room”

 

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