GARDEN SCULPTURE for Cambridge, Massachusetts' Centanni Park.
Forged and color-galvanized steel. 4.5 x9 x3 ft (1.4 x2.7 x1 m). 1990. Commissioned by the Cambridge Arts Council.
The artist, who often takes his ideas from the environs, found a profusion of neighborhood gardens and chose to replicate some of the flowers in them. Here, a young member of the community investigates the smooth and flowing forms.
This sculpture portrays floral forms found in the neighborhood life-sized and realistically at the base of the sculpture and also portrays these same plants much larger than life in a more abstracted manner in order to bring the viewer's attention to the fascinating, flowing forms these plants exhibit.