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New Public Art installed May 2016! “Intertwine” – Norfolk Botanical Garden

Installed May 19, 2016

Located at the Norfolk Botanical Garden

“Intertwine” is a 20′ tall stainless steel sculpture by Mark Grieve & Ilana Spector of  Petaluma, CA.  It is comprised of three entwined common garden forms arranged in a  contemporary, joyous composition.  A familiar common tool shape ties together the many themes of Norfolk Botanical Garden – the seasons, botany, community, pruning, planting & a connection to the land, history & men & women of the WPA.  Organic forms connect in an illogical order harmonizing the garden site creating a conceptual intersection related to the man-made & natural rhythms of the garden.

Mark Grieve stated “A successful artwork is a meeting point – an intersection of ideas – visually and intellectually.   By utilizing the “tools of the trade,” the sculpture is a beacon attracting visitors and bringing attention to the wonders within the Botanical Garden.”

http://www.markgrieve.com/MarkSite/WELCOME.html

The dedication event occured prior to the 8th Annual Garden Heritage Celebration at the WPA  Memorial honoring 220 African-American women & men who planted  the Garden more than 75 years ago through the Works Progress Administration.

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See progress photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/seldenarcadegallery/albums/72157660121801969