Our garden has several distinct areas, decorated with sculptures and water features as well as plants. The sculptures are by local artist Pam Foley, placed so that the nearby plants bring out their emotional content.
Pam's white sculpture BW2, in the middle of the fishpond, was placed there to enhance this serene environment. The gentle movements of the Koi Carp create ripples in the water which augment the sculpture's delicate flowing lines and reflect its tranquility, giving an opportunity for quiet contemplation.
BirdWoman is placed on a railing, silhouetted against an ever-changing sky. Within and around the piece the heavens float. BirdWoman acts as a barometer, with the changing weather producing dramatic and permanent effects on the piece. For example, the colour of the iron sculpture is altered by moisture, and the changing light levels create highlighted and shaded areas.
The flecked dark-green foliage of the background planting of Aucuba Japonica 'Variegata' accentuates the constellation of patterns found in Papoose. The alabaster of the sculpture, and the dark shadings and light reflections within the plants' leaves, present a modern-day allusion to the Italian Renaissance principles of light and shade.
All artwork is copyrighted by Pam. If you want to commission copies of the sculptures, or other works, please email Pam.