"Earth Healer" Model with installation site at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
This is a model for a sculpture that will be installed at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA (Photoshop image of site above). The sculpture will be 7 feet tall, made from dirt, rocks and grass. It will be on display in the center of the Healing Garden, with medicinal herbs growing around the perimeter. The exhibition opens May 26th and will include 12 works from Virginia artists. This work depicts a female figure holding out her arms in a cradling position. Healing herbs will be growing from inside the figure’s arms. The figure’s body expands down, merging with the earth. By depicting the figure as part of the landscape and an extension of the environment, the sculpture symbolizes a human connection to earth. The work also represents the power of earth to provide, nourish and facilitate life. The work was inspired from visiting the gardens, and is part of an ongoing vision to incorporate landscape with the human figure.
"Earth Healer" Model