The Sculpture for the Russell Garden

his sculpture was created as part of a dedication of a garden at Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana, in honor of my Mom and Dad. My Father retired this year, after 25 years of
teaching Landscape Architecture at Ball State.
 I was asked if I would like to create a sculpture for one of the garden walls. It was an honor to be included in my Father's retirement festivities and garden dedication.

 This is a view from
the top of the stairs
leading down to the
 The garden is shaped like an "amphitheater", with stairs leading down from two sides.  The faculty and students cut out the concrete at the base of one of the walls for a planter, which they intend on filling with ivy and other assorted shrubery. Hopefully most of the walls will be covered with ivy in a few years.

Mom was also honored at the recieption
for her help and support of the L.A. Department, students and faculty over the years.

 Here is a detail showing the unexpected lighting through the sculpture. The "back-slash" strokes on the sculpture are from the sun.

  The sunlight doesn't show up as well in this photo as it did that day. My camera battery was dead, leaving me without a light meter. I was lucky to get these.

"Garden Tree"