Sculpture show enlivens Wildflower Center in winter


Tweeet! Shaking his tail feathers and dancing to welcome spring, Pokey Park‘s Midnight Serenade Pose 1 is just one of many nature- and human-themed sculptures on display at the Wildflower Center through March 7.


We gardeners will be doing this when spring arrives in a few weeks.


Handsome Texas Jack by Marla Ripperda, framed by a window in a stone wall


7 Petal Fun Flower by Delbert Beckham. According to the price list, this sculpture was the most affordable at $450.


I think this is Guardian by Herb Long.


I like Hill Country Gemini by Peter Mangan.


Carin’s Offering by Barry George

Be sure to visit the Wildflower Center by March 7 to see the sculpture show. Many pieces are on display throughout the gardens, adding to the fun sense of discovery one always has when exploring a garden.

To see yesterday’s post about garden structures at the Wildflower Center, click on the link. For my next post on winter’s quiet beauty at the Wildflower Center, click here.

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22 Responses

  1. Texas Jack looks like he is looking RIGHT AT MY GARDEN and licking his chops. I love that bird, too

  2. Laura says:

    Very cool! Laura M.

  3. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Terrific Sculptures. I love the placement of the bunny and of course the bird.

  4. Janie says:

    I love that bird. What is he made of? Also, the rabbit is one that would look very good in my garden, seeing as how I have many of his relatives already.

    I wish I could go before March 7; there doesn’t ever seem to be enough time to do everything I want to do.

    The bird is a bronze piece, Janie. Yep, so much to do, so little time. And it’ll only be crazier when spring weather arrives. —Pam

  5. This is so much fun, Pam. Thank you for posting it! I’m less inclined to visit the Wildflower Center in winter but now I’ll have to go to play in the art.

  6. Mamaholt says:

    OOO this looks WONDERFUL! Just the thing to fill the day with a 6-year old boy. Wild spaces and wild art! LOVE the photos…you are so good.

  7. Jenny says:

    I really like the bird and rabbit sculptures. Wish they could leave them there for the spring flowering, which I think will be quite late this year.

  8. I love sculpture placed in conjunction with the garden it enhances. These are beautiful and imaginative works of art.

    Wish the “real thing” was affordable for home gardeners!

    Cameron

  9. Melissa says:

    I love Texas Jack the best, although the bird is fabulous too. Nice shots! I could use some dry Texas weather right about now!

  10. Darla says:

    Aren’t these interesting…450 dollars isn’t most affordable to me, lol!

    You should have seen the other prices, Darla. ;-) —Pam

  11. Bob Pool says:

    Pam, when I bring up your blog, nothing comes up on the right but your picture. I use it, after reading your blog to read all the other blogs. I’m lost here, what has happened?

    Garbled code that caused the glitch to be visible on Internet Explorer but not on Firefox, which is what I use. Thus I didn’t notice until you told me about the problem. So thank you, Bob! —Pam

  12. Gail says:

    Pam, The wildflower center is a wonderful resource for Austin and this show brings home the message that art belongs in a garden. I always enjoy your posts but several have spoken to a part of me that has been napping! It’s time to awaken the artist within~~so to speak! Thank you! Gail ps I would love to have any one of them!

    I think you’re very artistic, Gail, and look forward to seeing what happens when you let loose! —Pam

  13. Sunny says:

    Lovely sculptures, I dream of some day building a sculpture park. A man can dream I guess. Lovely post, will be sure to give it a ‘pick’

    Thanks, Sunny. :-) —Pam

  14. Cindy, MCOK says:

    Pam, I’m way behind on reading & commenting on other blogs but I have finally caught up on yours. Love the new front door color and the accents around it! Speaking of Agaves, I’ve got an Agave lophantha pup for you whenever one of us is in the other’s city. The metal Lady Bird quotes are so cool: one of my treasures is a letter from her in response to an e-mail I’d sent telling her about the Copper Canyon Daisies blooming on MCOK in midwinter. She was a national treasure, wasn’t she?

    A personal letter from Lady Bird is a treasure indeed, Cindy. I’d love to trade agave pups with you the next time I see you. —Pam

  15. Layanee says:

    These shots are so eye pleasing. That rabbit looks a bit dodgey. Spell check doesn’t like ‘dodgey’ but I am into making up words now. Thanks for taking us along to see the sculptures.

    It was my pleasure, Layanee. I’m glad you enjoyed the pics. —Pam

  16. Very impressive sculptures. The first one, of a bird was just amazing.

    It had a sister sculpture that I didn’t show, Muhammad, another bird doing some more naturalistic dancing. —Pam

  17. GloriaBonde says:

    Love the sculptures. I also enjoyed the arbor/walkway. They made me feel warm. Thanks, from snowy South Dakota

    Thanks for visiting, and stay warm, GloriaBonde! —Pam

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  19. Really, really like Hill Country Gemini.

    Me too, Susan. They gave it a good placement with those evergreen trees in the background so that the details stand out. —Pam

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