Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Garden Sculptures


There are two permanent sculptures at the Desert Botanical Garden that I don't think I've ever shown you.  The one above is called "The Earth Has Been Good to Us" by Mashford Kanyemba.  It's sculpted in Shona Opal stone.  It sits in spot surrounded by golden barrel cactus.


This one is called "Lonely Flight" by Lawrence Mukomberanwa.  This sculpture was donated to the garden by Zuva Gallery and the artist.  I think they both blend well into their desert surroundings.

16 comments:

Halcyon said...

I especially like that first one. It's quite massive and solid, but there is somehow a maternal softness to it too!

llandudnopictures said...

They sit perfectly in their surroundings!

Thérèse said...

Such a nice addition to the garden. I like "The Earth Has Been Good to Us" reminding me of Nefertiti... :-)

Steve Reed said...

They DO both work well in that desert environment. The stone in the top one is very unusual.

José Mendonça said...

What a setting! Love the head on the right (top shot).

Kate said...

I wish that we were as good to the earth! The top sculpture suggests great abundance; both of them appeal to me.

Karl Demetz said...

The top sculpture is really great !

Fotolosopher said...

These are perfect for the settings and I like them especially because while they are abstract, there's enough there to give you a sense of what they're all about.

RedPat said...

I like them both and would be quite happy to see them every day!

cieldequimper said...

Both are very striking!

cieldequimper said...

Both are very striking!

William Kendall said...

Both really stand out well!

Judy said...

Very nice! I don't remember seeing them.

Randy said...

Those are both wonderful. I like the sense of movement in the second shot.

Bob Crowe said...

I don't remember it. Beats the hell out of a Travelocity-style gnome, though.

We once ran into a very strange scene where a professional photographer was shooting the Travelocity mascot at the bottom and observation deck of the Calgary Tower. It lives.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like them both very much Sharon, especially the first, they look very much at home here.