Sold at Sculpture in the Park show, Aug. 2017
Soul Mate Ancient Wind Tree sculpture, Essence of Nature, on Barite from Morocco, barite blades are peppered with thousands of tiny Pyrite cubes. Please note there is a natural fracture in this amazing mineral (shown in photo 3), however after carefully inspecting the item and even dropping it on a table, the fracture does not go all the way through. A solid mineral specimen, weighing in at 9 lbs. Color is off-white to a light grey.
Overall size: 13" height x 13" width x 6" to 7" depth, there will be a wood base (not shown) for the item by the time for the show. Weight: 12 lbs
The Loveland High Plains Arts Council in Loveland, Colorado, has just completed the 34th annual Sculpture in the Park show in Aug, 2017. This group is very amazing and contributes a great deal to many in the community. It is a private non-profit organization, established in 1984 for the purpose of promoting sculptural arts for the cultural and economic benefit of the entire community. The proceeds generated from the annual Sculpture in the Park show go towards the purchase of sculpture for Benson Sculpture Garden as well as towards the funding of park capital improvements and landscaping.
The organization is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is supported by hundreds of extraordinary community volunteers.
This extraordinary collection of art is situated around a lagoon in the midst of trees, flowers, and natural habitat areas. With the Rocky Mountains as a majestic backdrop, Benson Sculpture Garden has been described as "one of the most unique sculpture gardens in the nation". It has also been recognized as “one of the 200 most important modern and contemporary art sites around the world" and as "one of the 20 must-see contemporary art sites across the USA". It is open to the public throughout the year and annually this "public treasure" draws tens of thousands of visitors from around the world.