Welcome to a photographic stroll viewing the art in the garden. We hope you will find it to be inspiration for the spirit and refreshment for the soul.
The art in the garden has been acquired commencing in the early 2000’s and concluding in 2015. It is intended to play a secondary role to the gardens themselves as jewels and focal points of interest.
The individual pieces have been designed and created as an accent to enhance the overall surroundings and for the surprise and pleasure of the garden visitor.
There is a large Buddha head on the deck at Fallingwater. Our deck would be empty and incomplete without one as well.
The original terra cotta warriors were discovered in 1976 in Xian, China when a peasant was digging a well. There were thousands of them guarding the tomb of the Emperor. We visited the tomb and the warriors on a tour of China in 1995 and acquired these three reproductions made in the same area with the same material and methods as the originals. The now protect the entrance to our home.
40th wedding anniversary. Surprise gift from Ann to Ted
Our Arabian mare, aka Julie is the namesake for the original property known as San - Jule Arabian Farms. Please note the farms is plural and Arabian is singular!
36' span constructed prior to the filling of the large lake
Those ladies still looking for Prince Charming you might consider a kiss on this guy! No guarantees except that he won't kiss you back!
A basic precept of evolution is that organisms do not evolve, populations evolve. In the same way, their societies/cultures and environments evolve. The outer sphere of this sculpture and the various design elements show events in our unique and changing environment. The broken tectonic surface and the flowing water lines connect the outer sphere. The measured arc of time sweeps through the sphere.Knowledge/culture is represented by the book, violin, and sculptural pedestal. The wheel and rectilinear components represent man's desire to build and innovate. Scales show our quest for justice and law. The double helix (evolution), eventually leads to the complete and perfect sphere at the center of the sculpture.
The ``Beginning`` series of sculptures was a gift from Ted and Ann to each other to commemorate their 45th wedding anniversary--August 17, 2002.
An American monk said one of the hardest things to do is nothing--especially for a long time. The hands of the sculpture reach for something, and that something is nothing.
This sculpture is a person feeling the universe around us; the sense that we flow with and are observer and participant of all that exists.
Throughout history the simple flute has been a basic form of expression. That a hollow reed with some holes and slits can produce such timeless sounds attests to its importance. Ponder this sculpture for awhile and the sounds will come.
The inspiration for the design is Kikugetsu-tei in Ritsurin Park, Takamatsu. The modular order is considered to be perfection of the type. Built in the Edo era -- the eleventh century. The main structural beams were erected on September 11, 2001, the day the World Trade Towers came crashing down.
Juki is the signature piece of sculpture in the garden. It was inspired by the work of German sculptor Jacques Schnier for its architectural qualities as well as its flavor of Frank Lloyd Wright. The name was to mean ``center of the garden`` but ended up meaning ``center of the universe!``