For Mom - 6 foot copper and stone water feature.

6 foot copper and stone water feature.

   

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For Mom

This sculpture was created for my mother for her 75th birthday. I wanted to create a form that reflects my mother’s natural and understated elegance and her lifelong love of gardening.

My mother’s quiet perseverance to create beautiful gardens wherever she has lived taught me to pay attention to the subtleties of the growing world around me as a child. This gift of awareness now translates to my sculpture, which I have now returned to her.

My mother, a private person, who would never dream of showing her gardens to anyone, now brings everyone to them to show the sculpture. What an unexpected delight that this gift would unlock the gate to these precious spaces.

Built and installed, 2008, with the assistance of my partner, Bob Benoit

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