|St. Francis by Patrick Gracewood ©2011|
|The Association of NW Landscape Designer's booth|
Done. (Done, at least for three days when it all comes down.)
It turned out just as I envisioned it. The finished St Francis relief looks like an architectural fragment from the middle ages, sited in a lovely garden. Let's hope he finds his way into a real garden after this three day fantasy show.
The Association of Northwest Landscape Designer's booth really punched the colors to stand against the vast expanse of grey floors and black ceilings of the Oregon Convention Center.
Kathryn Leech of River City Gardens and fellow ANLD members, Deb Rossi and Megan Galaher, selected and arranged plants with colored and textured foliage that contrasted nicely with the painted walls. I liked the bright green striped phormiums, and yellow twig dogwood. An espaliered camellia's leaves repeated the leaves of the relief carving. The green and bronze leaves of Melianthus major are seen below the sculpture
St Francis by Patrick Gracewood ©2011