Who knew this quaint, little sculpture garden was less than a mile away from my home?! Consisting of 12 sculptures (including Joseph Smith's head on the body of a sphinx) and 70 engraved stones, the garden was a labour of love designed and created by LDS businessman Thomas Battersby Child, Jr. in his spare time.
He said this about his garden: "Can I create a sanctuary, or atmosphere in my yard that will shut out fear and keep one's mind young and alert to the last, no matter how perilous the times?"
I most certainly can relate to that. I too, aim to create a feeling of sanctuary and fearlessness in my studio.
The best part of the trip? Noticing that the first signs of Spring are already upon us.
Gilgal Sculpture Garden, Salt Lake City, UT
This blog was created to share my belief that the art making process can be a vehicle for empowerment.
I am living proof.