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Permanent Sculpture Collection at Big Rock Garden Park

"Swell" by Aaron Loveitt

Big Rock Garden Park boasts a collection of 39 permanent sculpture pieces by distinguished international and local artists. 

The permanent collection has been acquired through purchase, donation, award and memorial.  The most recent addition to the permanent collection, Swell by Aaron Loveitt, is featured to the left. 

Swell was donated to the City in memory of George Miller, who moved to Bellingham in 1999, from Glenview, IL, and like most of us, fell in love with the beauty of our surroundings. One of his wishes upon his passing was for his family to have a sculpture placed in Big Rock Garden Park.

After being selected through an RFQ and jury process to create the sculpture, artist Aaron Loveitt listened closely to the desires of the donor to create this piece. "This sculpture is a culmination of several ideas. In particular, I wanted to design a work that was specific to its site; a form that would respond to the space, like that of a wave passing through the trees. I hoped it would capture the changing qualities of light throughout the day and seasons, and shift form in interesting ways when viewed from different vantage points. My intent was to address the theme of the donors as well as engage visitors with a work that distinctly interacts with the garden scape."

"Adam" sculptureAdam
Carved in Carrera marble by Russian artist Alexei Kazantsev, this is a 2' tall classical nude sculpture.
"Ancestor's Path" sculptureAncestor's Path
Enameled steel wall piece by Seattle artist Pamela Harlow.
"Cobra Dreams" sculptureCobra Dreams
3' basalt carving atop a 3' basalt base by Oregon artist Elaine MacKay.
"Embrace" sculptureEmbrace
By Pasha Stinson of Bainbridge Island, WA, made of Onyx.
"Endangered Species" sculptureEndangered Species
An installation of five larger-than-life heads in a bed of sand 16' across by Hungarian artist, Georg Schmerholz.
"Eve" sculptureEve
A companion piece to the Adam work. Carved Carrera marble by Alexei Kazantsev.
"Form of Chain" sculptureForm of Chain
A resin and stainless steel piece by Kenji Gomi, of Tokyo.
"Garden Basin" sculptureGarden Basin
A cast concrete basin 3' by 3' by Oregon artist, Marge Hammond-Farness.
"Garden Vessel" sculptureGarden Vessel
A 4' tall stoneware vessel by LaConner artist, Clayton James.
"Gorgon" sculptureGorgon
Steel by C.A. Scott.
"Head" sculptureHead
Cast bronze by David Marshall.
"Head" sculptureHope
Cascade Granite by Bellingham artist, Scott F. Emory.
"Intuition Free" sculptureIntuition Free
A life-size bronze horse by Ann Morris of Lummi Island.
"Kwakiutl Sun Mask" sculptureKwakiutl Sun Mask
7' diameter cedar carving by Jimmy Joseph of Albert Bay, Alaska.
"Liptchtziana" sculptureLiptchtziana
9' tall enameled steel work by Sebastian of Mexico.
"Lives in Balance" sculptureLives in Balance
A work with two bronze children and massive red granite walls, 24' long by 12' wide by local artist Michael Jacobsen.
"The Messenger" sculptureThe Messenger
7' tall stainless steel by Devin Laurence Field of Oregon.
"Natura" sculptureNatura
A life-size woman carved in Carrera marble by Hawaiian artist, Charles J. Armstrong.
"Peace" sculpturePeace
Carved in limestone by Tracy Powell.
"Positive Spirit" sculpturePositive Spirit
Steel and caste glass by Shirley Erickson.
"River Rocks" sculptureRiver Rocks
A 24' long installation in granite boulders by LaConner artist, Clayton James.
"Sap" sculptureSap
Douglas fir, resin and steel by Michael Decker.
"Spiral Fractal #2" sculptureSpiral Fractal #2
Welded stainless steel on a powder coated base by Don Anderson of Everson, WA.
"Stabile" sculptureStabile
A 7' high kinetic work in painted steel by internationally known Czech artist, Jan Zach.
"State Street Totem" sculptureState Street Totem
Made from granite curb stone from Street Street in Bellingham by Reg Akright of Everett, WA.
"Sun Gate" sculptureSun Gate
Bronze and marble by David Marshall.
"Sweetwater" sculptureSweetwater
By C.A. Scott of Bellingham, WA.
"Temple Guardian" sculptureTemple Guardian
7' wide by 5' tall corten steel sculpture by Arnie Garborg of LaConner, WA.
"The Three Musicians" sculptureThe Three Musicians
Steel by C.A. Scott.
"Tree of Life" sculptureTree of Life
Granite and basalt by Michael Jacobsen.
"Turn" sculptureTurn
Cypress and copper by Lee Imonen.
"Turtle" sculptureTurtle
Carrera marble by David Marshall.
"Twining" sculptureTwining
4' high abstract work in carved cement by Debra Wilson of Vernon, BC, Canada.
"Untitled" sculptureUnity
Granite and Marble by Russ Beardsley and Cameron Scott of Bellingham, WA.
"Untitled" sculptureUntitled
Polished stainless steel by Pat Kuehnel of Ferndale, WA.
"Variation on a Sphere" sculptureVariation on a Sphere
Bronze by David Marshall.
"Volatus" sculptureVolatus
Steel, polished aluminum and copper patina by Rodney Carroll of Baltimore, Maryland.
"ZoeGarden Wall" sculptureZoeGarden Wall
Carved brick sculpture by Donna Dobberfuhl of Texas.

M 9/17/2015

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