Posts Tagged ‘Stone’

Sometimes events converge and you have to pay attention.  Before Thanksgiving, I met with a local pastor about converting the church lawn into a community garden.  She is looking for the perfect piece of art as a focal point.  Then there was a thread on The Underground, a local landscape design forum, about outdoor art.  Just had to share some of the finds:

Mosaic Lit Fountain

Water Cell - Fountain Design: Jay Bearfield; Mosaic Design: Meredith Moore, 2009

  • Rock Art Studios – Custom outdoor mosaic art, fountains, and lights.   Just went to the launch of this exciting collaboration between Liquid Landscape Designs and Artaic.   The beautiful pieces, which included an image of a buddha face inset into a boulder, competed for attention with the nifty robot used to place the mosaic tiles.
  • Mad Art Murals – Stoughton Painter Donna Madoff does interior and exterior pieces, including trompe l’oiel, faux finishes, and murals.
  • Artisan Iron – Blacksmith Ray Ciemny of Groton, MA creates landscape and garden metal art, beautifully crafted iron gates, arbors and trellises, unique railings, architectural iron work, benches, fire place screens, urban art
    Zipper stone sculpture

    Zipper, Christopher Curtis 2006

    and much more.

  • West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park – This Stowe, VT gallery representing a number of artists features contemporary sculpture in metal and stone.
  • George Sherwood – This kinetic sculptor from Ipswich, MA creates shiny metalworks that shimmer and whirl. Check out his work at the Rose Kennedy Greenway (across from Rowe’s Wharf) and Forest Hills Cemetery.
  • Madeleine Lord Metalwork – Head to Fort Washington Park in Cambridge to check out this Winchester artist’s cut steel sculptures.
  • EarthWorks – Massachusetts stone artist Michael Mazur creates large-scale arches, megaliths, and fountains for the garden.

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Natural Stone

On Friday August 28, A Yard & A Half hosted a seminar on natural stone for design professionals.  We invited Gavin Johnston of New England Native Stone and Charlie Precourt of Charles J. Precourt & Sons to speak on the types and uses of natural stone.

We also built some display walls and paving (below) showcasing local stone products.  These will be permanently displayed in our yard.  Designers and homeowners can contact us to arrange a visit.

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