I don’t think I’ve seen anything quite like it. Yes, there are terra cotta Greenmen sold in many garden outlets, but this is the art form taken to its outer limits. An entire garden filled with the most enchanting terra cotta statues, placed within lovely vignettes that make you want to see more… no overload of jumbled things placed willy nilly. This is how I like to see garden art displayed. There is a sad note, however. Apparently a massive brushfire swept through the artists town and destroyed them. But the videos tell the beautiful story: Bruno Torfs, woodcarver Just the sculptures:
Telling the story:
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© 2011 written for Ilona’s Garden Journal. An excellent blog.
I am speechless. Amazing!
Teresa O says
These are stunning pieces of art. I kept imagining how I would use one of Bruno’s pieces in my yard. I know jus the place. Thank you for sharing.
Patrick's Garden says
What a tragic loss but thank goodness for the documentary. Something to pass down through their future generations.. Thanks for sharing.
Blake Smolensky says
That is truly incredible! I’m going to have to forward this on to my mom and bubbie! They are hugely into gardening. We get a lot of our foliage from an online marketplace. Check it out if you have a moment! http://www.flowershopping.com/
This is one of my FAVORITE artists. I can’t begin to imagine being that talented. I visit his garden (via internet) often.
Mary Hysong says
As an artist and a gardener, that was amazing. Thank you for sharing the inspiration!