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Dorothy's Secret Garden

2000

Steel Rods, Steel Flowers, Vinyl Wire, Electrical Wire

 

8'3"h x 3'4"w x 5'd

Dorothy's Secret Garden

Dorothy, another daughter of J. Alden Weir, owned Weir Farm for a while. During her ownership she planted a flower garden that became so overgrown that it could barely be seen. They called it the “Secret Garden”. My sculpture is in the shape of a huge skirt or bush. The outside surface is black with subtle colors here and there and a “hairy” surface. It is large enough to walk inside. The inside is lined with 1600 steel ferns and colorful, steel flowers. Therefore, one sees the “secret garden” only after entering it.

Dorothy's Secret Garden by Niki Ketchman
Dorothy's Secret Garden, Other View by Niki Ketchman
Dorothy's Secret Garden, Detail by Niki Ketchman
Dorothy's Secret Garden, Detail 2 by Niki Ketchman
Dorothy's Secret Garden, Detail 3 by Niki Ketchman

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