GARDEN STORIES

COMMUNITY GARDEN                   

ARTIST: LARS STANLEY (AUSTIN, TX)

COMMISSION:  $75,000

INSTALLED:  2009

This artwork features a forged, steel-entry gate and a series of slim, graceful, wrought-steel poles with abstracted garden images at the top. Fruits, vegetables in various stages of development and images of common garden tools remind viewers of the purpose of a community garden.

The story poles tell of movement and change, celebrating both the endless inventiveness of nature in a plant’s cycle from seed to fruit and the human work and ingenuity involved in cultivating that transformation. Story poles define the garden space and welcome viewers and gardeners throughout the community.