Halfway between Storm King and Grounds for Sculpture lies Laurelwood Arboretum...
WE HAVE SOME VERY EXCITING NEWS TO SHARE ON TWO FRONTS: First, we have now entered the second phase of our fundraiser having reached our initial goal of $25,000 to cover installation expenses for the 15 planned pieces as part of the development of the Sculpture Trail project at Laurelwood Arboretum. Secondly, we are proud to announce the 7th installation in our exhibit a phenomenal piece entitled "Sandalphon", created by the artist Harry Gordon. This majesty of this piece must be seen to be believed! This 12-foot-tall work in black granite was recently installed at site #4 within the sculpture trail. "Sandalphon" is meant to become one with the environment that surrounds it making Laurelwood Arboretum the perfect backdrop for this exhilarating work of art. Since Gordon uses a crane to create his granite sculptures, his work is often viewed as being “larger than life.”
If you haven't been to the park in awhile, fairly new to the Sculpture Trail are: “Magic in the Air,” created by Jeffrey Breslow which can be visited on Ridge Road and "Gabriella," created by James Tyler, which can be found on Brook Road. ENJOY!
So many people have been generous in both their financial support and of their time to bring this vision - creating a 15-piece sculpture trail - to life. If you are looking to get involved there's lots more to do by contributing to this multi-year, education and enrichment project at Laurelwood Arboretum. If you're not familiar with our magnificent park, Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum, a 501(c)(3), is a non-profit entity operates a breathtaking, 30-acre public garden in partnership with the Township of Wayne.
The 15 site-specific locations and sculptures curated by Scott A. Broadfoot, will serve to enhance the park by complimenting its landscape and serene setting. In addition to docent led tours, school-age and adult educational programs will be developed. All sculptures are available for sale through an exclusive agreement with “Broadfoot and Broadfoot, A Collection of Fine Art," Boonton, NJ. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Laurelwood and be applied to a capital improvement project (a deer fence) to benefit the park.
Educational programs are being developed for long term learners both and school age children including docent-led tours and self-guided audio. The GRAND OPENING is being planned for the weekend of June 5th, 2021, pandemic permitting. Details will be posted on the Laurelwood Arboretum website as they unfold.
Works from amazing artists like Harry Gordon, Bill Barrett, Robert Heinrich, Jeffrey Breslow, Ken Hiratsuka, Robert Koch, and James Tyler (see his installation in the video below). Explore Laurelwood Arboretum and you'll realize how these 15 sculptures have been thoughtfully found and creatively placed for you to discover and enjoy!
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED MORE THAN EVER to cover ensure we reach our capital improvement goal and to enable us to development related programs and curriculum. Won't you consider contributing to this exciting effort? PLEASE DONATE TODAY through this Go Fund Me Page. If you would prefer to make a donation via a check instead, please click HERE . Download a donation form and mail it in with your payment.
Interested in getting involved and help with this exciting project? Please contact us through this Go Fund Me page!
Experience the installation process of Magic in the Air,” created by Jeffrey Breslow. This lyrical piece of art is fabricated from a 168” x 37” x 41” piece of Vermont serpentine along with steel and granite. Small stones suspended 14 feet in the air, are moved by gentle breezes, creating moments of magic. This complex piece was delivered on a flatbed truck and offloaded by a crane.
OXIDIZED POD" BY ROBERT KOCH
Removal and staging
Setting up the straps
Bolting for security
The finished piece...'seeded' in just the right place, no pun intended!
Check out the video of our very first installation by James Tyler's at Laurelwood Arboretum...so exciting!
Listen to sculptor, James Tyler discuss his inspiration for "Iyemoja" (part of the Brickhead series) and the creative process involved in creating this magnificent sculpture.
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