Public Art: Garden of Strength (Mayfair Community Center)*Categories:
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Garden of Strength
Artist: Fernanda D'Agostino (2008)
This work was inspired by the diversity, and the rich cultural history, of the Mayfair area and by the spirit of growth and renewal embodied in the flourishing Mayfair Community Garden adjacent to the site, one of the City's oldest community gardens. Garden of Strength is comprised of three distinct artwork elements, Bienvenidos, Garden of Life, and The Three Sisters.
Bienvenidos is an installation of art glass windows with infused photographic images that form an archway in the Center's entrance. Garden of Life is a richly textured group of elements in the Center's tower and utilizes nichos to present a series of objects. The elements include a glass mosaic niche patterned in celestial designs; a bronze apricot branch with glass apricots; a timeline of Mayfair historic images on glass; and a video installation featuring images of local history and culture. The Three Sisters are three stone sculptures that depict the trilogy of squash, beans and corn, fundamental and sustaining food elements in many cultures.
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