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

The Wonder Project 2015

The WONDER PROJECT emerged from our desire to experience some community outreach work. We Gardeners believe that we should share the fun we have in creating wonderments with everyone. Joe B. recalled the concrete poetry movement of the late 60's and early 70's, wherein the size and shape of the letterforms in poetry had as much to do with content as the word, or words themselves.Viola! Jeff H. and Tim K. and Joe worked on creating huge letters that are sculpture as well as content -evocative...WONDER was the word chosen after much discussion by the more literary-minded of the Exquisite Gardeners...Deepa J. put in the most input, and WONDER won out! Then all the logistics of building, storing, and delivery came down the pike..but, bottom line, we had a great time, especially with the kids, who never miss an opportunity to play in the paint!

Images showing the raw letters transitioning to primed letters and volunteers who have really gotten into their work.

Gather       --      Inspire        --      Create