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Art for Aleppo Postcard Art Project Book - Art in Action

Added on by Ellen Halloran.

If you missed the opportunity to purchase an artist-donated postcard in the gallery show you can now purchase a book with photos of all the postcards in the show.

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Artist's names, location, and websites are included along with images of the front and back of each postcard. All proceeds from the sale of the book and donated postcards go to Save the Children Syria.

Perfect Placement

Added on by Ellen Halloran.

On returning to the New York Botanic Garden I was able to see all of the monumental sculptures of Manolo Valdés.  These enormous sculptures of female heads portray an understanding of gardens and vegetal growth in ways that are beautiful and playful.  One sculpture in particular seems to be perfectly integrated into its surrounding landscape.  "Fioré" is 17 feet high and its headdress incorporates the forms of oak and maple leaves.  This bronze and steel work provides an agreeable color contrast to the lofty trees and greening lawn and creates a splendid vista.

"Fioré"

"Fioré"

Inspiration and the artist

Added on by Ellen Halloran.

Many artists have found inspiration in gardens and in the shapes and forms of the natural world.  This idea is beautifully realized in the Monumental Sculptures of artist Manolo Valdés found in the New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY).  These huge outdoor sculptures incorporate female heads and the forms of leaves, ferns, palm fronds - and even trellises.

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