Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sculpture and Siting Art - Saint Gaudens Studio #3

This gold leafed bronze Mercury is in the cutting gardens near Saint Gaudens house.
This statue looks good year round because of that dark green hedge. The summer's flowers are in bloom, giving the siting an intimacy that disappears when the perennials die away. 
That's ok because current visitors don't linger in the garden the New Hampshire winter.

The make- do pedestal for Mercury is curious. A brick, a stone square, a concrete column.
Wonder if Saint Gaudens assembled it in a summer moment, and it's stayed that way for decades?

1 comment:

Theresa Cheek said...

I like the random approach for the base....sometimes grabbing things close at hand work the best instead of overthinking it.