Shaping Plants: Fruits, Shoots, and Roots

Date: 
Saturday, November 5, 2011 to Friday, February 24, 2012
Location: 
Church Exhibition Gallery, Lyman Plant House

Collaborations with Nature by Dan Ladd

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Artist Dan Ladd has long been fascinated with the adaptability of plants. His work grafting trees into whimsical structures and molding gourds and roots into sculptures reflects both a fascination with and respect for the plants. In his words, “The reciprocity in working with nature, influencing the direction and future of growth, is unique. There is definite give and take and reaction and response.” He hopes that, through his work, others will be able to share his wonder and excitement at this way in which we can interact with our natural surroundings.

Molded gourd