This project began with a request for a water garden and a landscape featuring the abstract steel sculptures of artist Gabriel Warren. When the site was originally cleared of second growth woodland, 5 glacial erratics remained, surrounded by the 18th century stone walls. The interplay of stone, moss, steel and water are designed to invite contemplation and meditation while evoking a metaphor of the vernacular landscape beyond.
The boulders became mountains, steel channels became rivers running through verdant valleys (parterres of moss), and the steel-lined pond evoked the ultimate watershed, a cove or the ocean. Meandering stone paths follow the undulating edges of the pond. Native and ornamental plantings create seasonal color and interest. Photography by Jane Booth Vollers and APA.
2000 CTASLA Merit Award
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