Taken directly from a 2015 outdoor exhibit in New York City’s garment district, this 10-ton sculpture is our largest to date. Created from granite ‘scraps’ that Gordon found in quarries, the piece really seems to float and when standing in front of it truly feels ethereal. The title comes from a French Canadian Indian folktale. ww.gordonsculpture.com
Primavera 3 by Alfred Cardenas
“Primavera 3” is part of Alfredo Cardenas’s “Seed Series,” which was derived from viewing elements in nature with the idea inspired by the organic flow of plant life. “Totem 1: Ode to Symbiosis” is a combination of stone and metal to relay a sense of his ancestral heritage, giving praise to life, nature and sky. www.alfredocardenassculptor.com
Entropic Flow by Jim Toia
Created from ten fir trees that fell in recent storms, Toia has created a horizontal hybrid stretching 100 feet in length. This new tree formation seems more sinewy animal than plant. Jim Toia has spent his entire life in New Jersey. His work is represented by the Kim Foster Gallery in NYC. Toia employs nature, its structures and processes, to develop and capture aspects of the natural world for our deeper investigation.
These sculptural pieces swarm around and above one’s head in a dizzying fashion on the Wildflower Preserve’s Lavender (west) Trail, as one approaches the Black Willow Pond. The rather large naturally pods (or seeds) are made of fiberglass and copper wiring and are strung from the naturally growing wild grape vines. Once you enter the area, you can’t help but feel that you have entered another world, perhaps one in which you are the intruder. www.elainelorenz.com