John Martin never ceases to amaze me…
On a recent trip to Cedar Creek Gallery – I enjoyed the beautiful exceptional American Craft. As I wound my way through the gardens, galleries, past the amazing pottery, stained glass mirrors, jewelry, blown glass bowls and ornaments; the coolest purses ever… wood work, metal work… I entered the back gallery and be still my heart!
I knew John had been busy again! Creating a wonder of botanical offerings from the Cedar Creek Garden!
The ‘tree’ base was an amazing piece of pottery by Richard Aerni. It looked like a tree, but I knew it wasn’t any ordinary tree. I looked to see if anyone else was around, then contorted myself on the floor to see what John had done.
There is bamboo, magnolia, wood shavings for baskets or caning as garland. This takes pruning to a new level! I was looking at a deconstructed, reconstructed work of art… an arrangement of giant proportions. It is seamlessly done and as I worried I might be discovered Entwined in the tree, I skillfully used my yoga training and untwisted myself, then stepped back and enjoyed the master’s vision.
Luckily I went to Cedar Creek’s website and they had documented John’s work in progress!
Enjoy and be inspired!
Living the EntwinedLife
NC Certified Environmental Educator