'Face of Infinity' Among the Eternal Beauty of Flowers
In the past year or so, Matthaei Botanical Gardens has taken what to my mind is a long overdue step and begun installing sculptures at various locations in the outside gardens. I think such works add a great deal to one's enjoyment of the spaces.
Shown here is a work in cast bronze titled 'Face of Infinity', by Ted Bell. I was unsuccessful in finding anything online about either the artist or the work itself. It sits at the boundary between the Children's Garden and the Herb Garden portions of Matthaei.
DP206-2014 Posted (late) July 25; created ditto
I make no comment on my own response to this particular work. I don't want to bias or prejudice others viewing it for the first time. As you can see in the center panels, a bed of deep orange crocosmia is in bloom behind this work. Yellow daylilies and pale purple bergamot are also in bloom further away.
I used a crop of one of my photos of the crocosmia to creat the top and bottom panels of the composite.
Individual photos were taken July 18, 2014, at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Title: 'Face of Infinity' Among the Eternal Beauty of Flowers