Garden Stories

Denver Public Art 1%

Lars Stanley writes  “In the garden, we bear delighted witness to life cycles.  From seed to sprout, from blossom to fruit and again to seed, the vegetables we thought we knew from brightly lit grocery bins reveal their complexity:  the spike of an okra pod, the delicate bloom of a squash plant, the spiraling geometry of cabbage leaves.  In the blacksmith’s shop, we guide the transformation of raw material into artifact.  The form emerges and with it, a story.  Outside the garden, a path begins to emerge, following the flow past the site.  The flow pauses and eddies, drawing the activity of the surrounding area and the curiosity of passersby into a place of exchange.  Along the path, forged steel story poles announce the garden and reference the cycles at work within….”