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Friday, September 3, 2010

Sculpture and the Farwest Show #3

   
Here are both panels almost finished. I went back and took a last look at the Buddha sculpture and realized that it was much greener than I remembered it. Didn't want these panels to be too bright so I mixed up a green/umber tint and applied it liberally. I said a quick prayer as I was leaving on vacation at 4 the next morning. This was a make it or break it act.

The 4 x 8 foot tall panels were designed to have the lower two feet buried inside the raised planting bed of the New Varieties Showcase booth at the Farwest Show

The Farwest show is a big production. Oregon grows much of the nursery stock for the entire country. The nursery industry goes all out to show the newest plants, latest technologies and horticultural practices. Walking the show and getting new plant catalogs was an unexpected perk.

        Here's how it looked. 

The New Varieties Showcase is a collaboration between breeders, growers,  and a team of designers and contractors from the Association of Northwest Landscape Designers (ANLD). The lead designer for this Asian themed space was Iftikhar Ahmed.


3 comments:

Louis Raymond here. said...

Hi Patrick: What an exquisite show! And your amazing panels are seriously impressive. I'm such an East Coast guy otherwise, but when it comes to intensity and creativity in horticulture, the West is where it's at. Congratulations!

Theresa Cheek said...

This has been such a nice story....I don't want it to end! You have taken us from inception to installation. What happens to the panels now that the show is over?

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Michael Turner said...

Great work...these pieces look fantastic in the show! Congrats!

Now, I hope you're enjoying a well deserved vacation.