Sunday, October 31, 2010

Art from Nature--Nature as Art

Here Bob is looking inside--a photo which
gives you some perspective on
how large these are!
Yes, still more art in Central Texas!  Saturday Bob and I went to Cameron Park, the 461 acre park in Waco, one of the largest urban parks in the state.  A generous grant was recently awarded to the City to do much renovation work on this park, which was founded in 1910 on land given by the Cameron family.  During a recent arts festival in town, Patrick Doughterty and many volunteers began work on a series of stick scrulptures, a grouping of vessels in the area of the park known as Pecan Bottoms.  These vessel sculptures are truly amazing!  Yesterday was a beautiful day here at the end of October, a month that tends to be our nicest, weather-wise.  I am including pictures of the sculptures and some select few of various veiws from the park.

Stick Sculpture by Patrick Dougherty in
Cameron Park

A close-up view of how the willow branches are woven together
to form the sculptures

A closer look at the top

Lovers Leap--Cameron Park (of course,
there's a legend about two Indian
lovers, forbidden to marry by their
families, who leapt to their death from this cliff.  Wonder
how many locations in the US have such legends
about similar cliffs?)
Looking down the Bosque
toward where our
house is located

The Mouth of the Bosque (in Waco, the Brazos River and the Bosque
come together here.