Topiaries was inspired by a quote from James Shirley Hibberd's 1884 The Amateurs Flower Garden which states, that "…the natural form of a tree is the most beautiful possible for that tree, but it may happen that we do not want the most beautiful form, but one of our own designing, and expressive of our ingenuity." Representing man's intervention in nature, the colorful sculpture and its placement in an urban setting symbolize the human drive to influence nature. The Pasadena siting of Topiaries inspired the transformation of a formerly unused parcel of land into a beautiful and self-sustaining rain garden.
DIMENSIONS9'Hx27"D at widest pt, 30" square base
103 N CATALINA AVEView Map