Artist and Kensington resident, Geoffery Ansel Agrons, photographs in the Blake Garden regularly. These are a few of his stunning images. We are very thankful that he shares them with us.
In late April, artist Zach Pine worked with California College of the Arts sculpture students in the Create with Nature Zone building temporary sculpture with materials provided by the garden.
After another day of work by work-study student, Anastasia and volunteer Keith, the greenhouse interior has become aesthetically richer. They continued to attach bromeliads and orchids to some pruned branches and added found sandstone pavers around the sculptural elements.
tunnel is nearing completion. While two of our volunteers, Peter S. and Peter K., were working, some local kids gave it a try. [media id=17 width=320 height=240]
Orinda Plein air painters from Orinda Parks and Recreation came for their periodic visit and to take advantage of the benefits of the spring rain. The flowers in the vegetable and flower garden are in full bloom and are stunning.
Artists Peter Suchecki and Rusty Lamer continue to create art objects in the garden. This time using stripped bark from Acacia baileyana trees that were taken down by another group project. By stripping the bark, soaking the strips in the creek and then tying the pliable pieces together they formed a 280' rope that they then coiled around two ironwood trees on the ridge creating a screen that highlights the fantastic view of the Golden Gate.
Artist Peter Suchecki and Architist Rusty Lamer (MLA UCB 2008) have started a series of art pieces here at the garden. The projects are a response to the site and are informed by the availabilty of materials & time. This untitled piece is made of a plentiful and interesting material, Equisetum telmateia, which is a somewhat invasive horsetail fern that sprouted up in the creek area after the invasive species algerian ivy and blackberries were removed. The horsetail was woven onto the 9 ft fence at the entrance to the garden.