Steve’s work was recently shown as part of the June Indian Hill Music-Garden Tour in central Massachusetts. Landscape architect Mamie Wytrwal presented eight of Steve’s pieces at her home in Harvard, MA. Her gardens offered a stunningly beautiful setting and an array of styles and moods — including a formal fenced vegetable garden, steep hillsides, winding woodland paths, and a tranquil pond.
Mamie first saw Steve’s work at designer Thomas Wheaton’s exhibit at the 2013 Boston Flower and Garden Show and was drawn to the “voluptuous shapes” and the “intensity of the surfaces.” She recognized that the timeless quality of the designs could harmonize with a range of garden and architectural styles. Mamie notes that “gardens tend to swallow up objects that are too small. Steve’s pots are large enough to function as sculpture, and can become structural elements.”
Mamie’s “with” and “without” photos dramatically illustrate some of the ways a vessel can define or transform a space. (For additional ideas, see “Placing Pots and Garden Ornaments” by Gordon Hayward.) Steve is thrilled that three of his pieces have now found a permanent home in Mamie’s gardens!
We’d love to hear from you about how you use art in the garden. Give us your ideas and we’ll share our favorites!