Kennard Park Sculpture Trail 2016

Kennard Park and Recreation | Newton Parks and Recreation | MA


Zoe Friend


While Researching charm bracelets for my collaborative piece I had the good fortune of reacquainting myself with my mother’s old charm bracelet; something that had brought me hours of fascination as a child. This was a lovely moment between me and my mother, and I decided I wanted to do something with her in mind for my solo piece. I began thinking of things my mother loved, and remembered from my childhood the presence of fuschia flowers, always in a hanging basket, always struggling in the conditions at our summer-house. When asked she confessed that, despite loving them, she could never manage to keep them alive very long and had long ago given up on them. Remembering the way the rain cascaded off of their little flowers and clung to the very ends of their stamens after a shower cemented them as the perfect crux between the rain chain and my mother’s charm bracelet. I will be building these modified hanging flowers in the same technique I use to build my cactus flowers and hanging them from tree limbs. I will finish them in a high fire multi-flambe and add cascading amber chandelier drops to catch the light and rain the way the fuschia did. They will range in size from 8-12" (not including drops) and I picture about a dozen or so in a cluster.

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