Permanent Sculpture

As you tour the gardens you will see many works of sculpture that are part of our permanent collection. Mostly through generous donations, we have built a wonderful collection of regional artists whose works relate to our mission. 

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George Sherwood, stainless steel

George Sherwood is an artist and engineer well known for his kinetic sculpture made of stainless steel. This piece is located beside the bridge in the Lerner Garden of the Five Senses.

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Nancy Schon, bronze

Nancy Schon makes public art in bronze that often is based in literature such as her Make Way for Ducklings installed at the Boston Public Garden. This piece is based on the book Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey. It is located on one of the Blueberry Islands in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden.

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Steve Tobin, metal

Internationally known artist Steve Tobin works in many media. This work is part of his New Nature Series. It is located at the intersection of the Maine Woods Trail and the Shoreland Trail.

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George Sherwood, stainless steel

George Sherwood is an artist and engineer well known for his kinetic sculpture. This piece is located next to the ledge on the Great Lawn.

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Wendy Klemperer,
steel rebar

Internationally recognized artist Wendy Klemperer uses scrap metal to make welded animal forms. This piece is located along the the walk to the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden.

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Andreas Von Huene
, granite

Andreas von Huene is an artist and sculptor working on a wide range of private and public art projects in stone. This piece is located by the intersection of the Maine Woods Trail and Birch Allee.

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Carole Hanson
, carved stone

Carole is renowned for her design of large scale sculpture of natural forms for landscape settings. This piece was inspired by the book The Stone Wall Dragon by Rochelle Draper. It is located by the Seagull Pavilion in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden.

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David Holmes,
carved stone

Maine artist David Holmes uses old world techniques to make his sculptures of stone, wood and bronze. This piece is located in the center of the Meditation Garden.

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Henry Richardson
, glass

Artist, inventor and craftsman Henry Richardson uses plate glass in sculptures that are animated by refracted light. This piece is located at the bottom of Haney Hillside Garden.

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Gary Haven Smith
, granite

Gary Haven Smith is an abstract stone sculptor known for his combination of raw stone with precision cuts in granite. This piece is located near the Great Lawn.

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Wendy Klemperer
, steel rebar

Internationally recognized artist Wendy Klemperer uses scrap metal to make welded animal forms. This piece is located on a clearing along the Garden’s entrance drive.

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Steve Lindsay,
bronze cast over wood

Steve Lindsay is best known for his carvings made from locally available wood and stone for public and private collections. This piece is located by the intersection of the Maine Woods Trail and the Shoreland Trail near The Landing.

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Carole Hanson,
carved stone

Carole Hanson is renowned for her design of large scale sculpture of natural forms for landscape settings. This piece is located at the entrance of the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden.

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Cat Schwenk
, cast concrete

Cat Schwenk makes mixed media art with a focus on nature and language. This piece is located by the Coloring Cottage in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden.

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Gary Haven Smith
, granite

Gary Haven Smith is an abstract stone sculptor known for his granite pieces which contrast precision cuts with raw stone.This piece is located in the Burpee Kitchen Garden fountain.

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Dick Alden,
carved stone

Dick Alden of Starfish Studio carves marble and granite into forms that strive for rhythm and harmony. This piece is located along the entrance to the Rhododendron Garden.

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Lisa Becu,
carved stone

Lisa Becu draws on Inuit mythology and imagination to create stone carvings of animals and people. This piece is located by the Reflexology Maze in the Lerner Garden of the Five Senses.

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William Jacobs,
carved granite

William Jacobs creates unique sculptures carved from locally collected granite fieldstones. There are five faces located throughout the Central Gardens.

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Herb Ferris,
stone

Herb Ferris outdoor works are made of wood and stone. His work can be found in many public collections including the Smithsonian and Middlebury College. This piece is located along the Shoreland Trail by the Fairy House Village.

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Bill Royall,
stone

Produced by Maine Millstones, these works are hand carved from granite and are a part of the Garden Art collection. These pieces are located in the gardens beside the Seagull Pavilion in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden.