The Exquisite Garden Project

 "if you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea..."

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, from the Little Prince

Where it all began...

The Donna Seager Gallery project in San Rafael, CA, called "Wickerman," started on a whim in 2009 as I started thinking about how to invite my friends in to share in the gallery experience, many of them non- artists, and a good number of new artists who had not had the experience of showing in a legit gallery yet in their art careers. I suspect that I,  being a pretty sociable guy, was tired of being a lonely-artist-in-his-studio, and dreamed this up to have some company. The real fun started the second day with a BBQ out back in the alley, music in the gallery, and stonemasons, artists, carpenters, and a couple of folks who wandered in off the street and stayed. About this time the gallery owner, Donna Seager had a look on her face something between panic and fear. It WAS rather boisterous and messy for awhile, but the final installation, complete with a 7 foot Wickerman who looked a lot like Shrek, was installed and it was GOOD!  Fourth Street San Rafael had a real life art installation and was the better for it.

Gather       --      Inspire        --      Create