Archive for October, 2008

Oku, Shintani, Finnerty Art

The sculptor Densaburo Oku, or “Dense” or “Mr. Oku”, in his workshop. He had already a distinguished career in Japan before coming to the US twenty years ago. He casts, molds and blows glass and works metal.   We have ten fish by Densaburo Oku. The metal combines found and reworked parts, and the glass [...]

Second Summer

Photos by Mary Kliwinski View of Dahlia Research Trials   Research Director Grace Romero     2001 Heronswood Garden at Fordhook, renamed Carolina Garden for my mother.           Memorial for my mother, Caroline Vivian Ball.                                                       Partial view of [...]

New Butterflies & Art

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Welcome to The Garden Party

We published a first version of this light-hearted piece in early 1996 in our old ‘Burpee Home Gardener’ magazine.  However, I announced later that I was actually forming the Garden Party—and I did!  The Philadelphia Inquirer covered it and CBS radio interviewed me “on the street” in Chicago, where I attended a few small rallies [...]

Beeway

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Butterfly Hill

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Hummingbird Alley

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More Sculpture Gardens

“Bamboo” view from the south Photo by Kenneth Ek The artist, Steve Tobin, found unusually patterned scrap metal up near Reading. There used to be dozens of steel mills and hundreds of fabrication shops in southeastern PA, an embarrassment of riches to a sculptor.   “Bamboo” view from the north Photo by Kenneth Ek I worked on [...]

“Heyoka”

Native Americans use this word to describe a tactic of absurd contrariness that conveys a ground level wisdom.  For instance, if a husband offends his wife, she may become “heyoka”.  When he’s hungry, she serves him a bowl of dirt; when he wishes to sleep, she noisily cleans the house; when he finally awakes, she [...]