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 2015 FOUNDSPACE PROJECT IN JACKSON WYOMING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE JACKSON HOLE LAND TRUST.

 

THE INSPIRATION : TO CREATE A COMMUNITY - INVOLVEMENT OUTDOOR SITE SPECIFIC ART INSTALLATION THAT COMBINED LOCAL RELEVANCE AND INSPIRATIONAL ART CREATED BY THE EXQUISITE GARDENERS AND THE JACKSON HOLE FOLKS.

 

HOW DID WE DO? IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AND CREATIVE PROJECTS OF ITS TYPE EVER IN JACKSON WYOMING!

  Veteran Exquisite Gardener Sam Dantone's amazing "pallet trees" made from recycled wooden pallets..surrounded by solar powered japanese- style lanterns.

 Veteran Exquisite Gardener Sam Dantone's amazing "pallet trees" made from recycled wooden pallets..surrounded by solar powered japanese- style lanterns.

 A close up of Exquisite Gardener Guy Mayenobe's crazy Jean Tinguely- inspired " T" with kinetic mad max elements..the kids loved it

A close up of Exquisite Gardener Guy Mayenobe's crazy Jean Tinguely- inspired " T" with kinetic mad max elements..the kids loved it

 This was, as we learned , " Micro "...his Dad was Mike..he and his Dad worked harder than anybody making art out of the pile of old junk we had collected the day before...GO MICRO!

This was, as we learned , " Micro "...his Dad was Mike..he and his Dad worked harder than anybody making art out of the pile of old junk we had collected the day before...GO MICRO!

 We made huge six foot tall letters- as - sculpture..think Richard Serra / Robert Indiana...and let folks paint on them with watered down mud ....a local poet-teacher's idea....brilliant!

We made huge six foot tall letters- as - sculpture..think Richard Serra / Robert Indiana...and let folks paint on them with watered down mud ....a local poet-teacher's idea....brilliant!

Here is a wonderful video made by the Jackson Hole Land Trust about our project.

Gather       --      Inspire        --      Create