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About our Sculpture in the Park Artists

Four story brick building with adjacent courtyard

Adria Arch "Tree Glyphs"

These sculptural shapes are derived from tiny found doodles. For me, these symbols are a joyous and mysterious language that is both deeply personal and universal. In Tree Glyphs, the doodles have been scaled up and cut out of wood. The sculptures' placement within the trees suggests a benign coexistence between ourselves and the natural world that we are a part of, yet often apart from in the urban landscape.

Adria Arch "Tree Glyphs"
Adria Arch "Tree Glyphs"

Brian Murphy "Steel Magnolias," "North by Northwest," "The Ladle Family"

With my studio located in the South End of Boston, Totally Wired Sculpturecame into being in 2002 and I have gradually spent more time in the creative process, which seems to be a nice balance to my work as a child therapist primarily dealing with issues of trauma.

Brian Murphy "North by Northwest"
Brian Murphy "North by Northwest"

USES' Children's Art Centre "Circles"

For this piece, students in the Children’s Art Centre’s After School Art Enrichment classes will work collaboratively to create circular weaving of different sizes using hula hoops, embroidery hoops, yarn, fabric and other recycled fibers. As they worked, students explored radial symmetry, concentric circles and color relationships as they practice fine motor skills and collaboration. These weaving are attached together in a group, allowing movement and visibility.

USES' Children's Art Centre "Circles"
USES' Children's Art Centre "Circles"

Garima Tripathi "Nest"

In final stages of a nest building, mother bird sits inside it and rests her back against the wall…fills her chest and moves around in that elegance to give the nest its shape. It is the search of a space in an alien world. A space built with marks of time reflecting the cycle from search to completion.

Garima Tripathi "Nest"
Garima Tripathi "Nest"

Milan Klic "Sycamore Sect"

My sculpture attempts to convey metaphors of collective consciousness, contemporary human condition in this unquiet world. Sectarian mindsets are fragmenting and ripping apart societies around the globe, leaving victims and suffering in their wake. Why not try to show reverence to such a worthy creature as sycamore tree, noble and subtly elegant ?"

Milan Klic "Sycamore Sect"
Milan Klic "Sycamore Sect"

James Paradis "To Joyce Kilmer"

I submit these words from the poem by Joyce Kilmer “Trees” by inserting the word art.

          “Poems (art) is made by fools like me; Only God can make a tree.”

 Man attempts but never can replace the beauty in nature with art. The age old trees of Franklin Square bear witness to the inherent beauty of Mother Nature.

James Paradis "To Joyce Kilmore"
James Paradis "To Joyce Kilmer"

Joan Schwartz "Conversations with Tea Bowls"

Sculpture in the Park is on display now through Nov 3rd at Franklin Square. Visit Joan Schwartz's "Conversations with Tea Bowls." Joan made small ceramic tea bowls like those used in a Japanese tea ceremony and gave each one to a complete stranger. In return she took a photograph of the person holding the bowl. The photographs were printed on fabric and strung like Tibetan prayer flags. Conversations were recorded with 63 people which you can listen to on her blog theteabowlproject.blogspot.com

Joan Schwartz "Conversations with Tea Bowls"
Joan Schwartz "Conversations with Tea Bowls"

Lyn MacDonald "Cheshire Grin"

The Cat’s head and tail are painted cast architectural foam, and the backside is mirrored Mylar with a cast resin smile. The “Cheshire Cat” is a classic. The Cat makes us want to smile, bringing a sense of joy and surprise. With having a Veterinary and Dental background, it was fun for me to create this piece. It brought all three of my worlds together, and made me smile throughout the entire process. I hope it makes you smile too.

"Cheshire Grin" by Lyn MacDonald
"Cheshire Grin" by Lyn MacDonald

Gail Bos "The Children's Chairs," "Tree Dreams"

I make art with the hope it reveals our common concerns and a will to make life better. The place to begin is with ourselves, our neighbors, and this community. My art materials can be wire, wood, or paper, actually anything I can find.  I may paint, print or make installations for Boston streets. The size and color of my work sometimes shows my feelings of sorrow, outrage and fear and sometimes the redeeming emotions of joy, humor and love.

Gail Bos "The Children's Chairs"
Gail Bos "The Children's Chairs"

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