|The arbor entrance on the East side of the garden at 29th Ave S.|
The official website has a list of the 7 themed gardens and the art installed in them.
I was instantly enchanted by the quixotic figures in the patch...they even have their own windmill!
As with anything for which one grows fond, I have my own nicknames for some of the "scarecrows" and sculptures that I sketched this morning. I even nicknamed a particular part of the garden, and you will see why:
Fascinating and imaginative artwork can be found throughout the garden. Made with repurposed materials like scissors, clothing cast offs, toys, tableware, wheels, gears, broken garden tools, carved wood, teapots and jello molds, these creative designs enhance the atmosphere of a partnership in this garden between man and nature.
I made the following sketches in a 7x 10" Pro-Art sketchbook with my Micron pen....As in life, no eraser, and I'm serving them up fresh out of the garden before I cook 'em with watercolor and garnish with text.
b̶u̶n̶n̶y̶lambie slipper. I nicknamed him after the familiar doll-like shape and the red cabbage patch that grows at his feet. On the same page I drew what seems to be some sort of salmon shaped barracuda mutation with chainsaw spines, an army helmet gullet and a forked tongue. It swims in a bed of lovely pink dahlias, but they have teeth, too!
|"The Bride" just wouldn't fit in one piece, so I sketched her twiggy up-do and pearl bedecked gown. Then, I continued with her dangling high heeled boots and nearby accessories of pink cosmos and a purse-shaped wasp trap.|
All in all, the Bradner P-Patch Garden seems very appropriate for the Emerald City.
Excellent sketches and humorous account. "I'm serving them up fresh out of the garden before I cook 'em with watercolor and garnish with text" Indeed!ReplyDelete
😄 Thank you, Kate. It was a very delightful place to sketch and I could see the humor evident in those characters. The watercolor part of my sketches is in progress, and they will soon be ready to plate up and garnish!ReplyDelete