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Garden Flowers, A Nod to Seuss by Ralph Gilliam

  • Title: Garden Flowers, A Nod to Seuss
  • Artist: Ralph Gilliam
  • Medium: Steel
  • Size: 44'h x 30'w
  • Creation date: 2012
  • Added to collection: 2012
  • Donor: Student Art in the Garden project
  • Campus: Rock Creek
  • Location: The Learning Garden

Garden Flowers is a two piece metal sculpture constructed of repurposed materials as well as new materials. The flower petals are stainless steel funnel-shaped sheet metal forms salvaged from machinery used to process and move grain in a mill. The stems are made from automotive exhaust tubing. The flower stamens are made from hardware store wiggly wire used in cyclone fencing.

Garden Flowers forms are easily recognizable as flowers while also being stylized and playful. They would be at home in a Doctor Seuss storybook. I hope they will help promote a fun and inviting atmosphere in the garden. The flowers are intended to be viewed and touched but will not support climbing.