Visit a sculpture covered with flowers and snakes in this Inglewood window

Feb 22 2021, 4:44 pm

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While the Esker Foundation’s fourth floor gallery remains closed due to public health regulations, art lovers can still get a taste of the quirky and unexpected pieces that it’s known for from street level.

Visible in Esker’s Project Space window on 9th Avenue, “The Garden” is a clay sculpture combining elements of nature with the human form, created by ceramic artist Yvonne Kustec.

 

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“Within The Garden a human figure transforms into a dense landscape, overrun by flora and fauna,” says the Esker Foundation, “The body becomes the substrate from which the elements of nature grow, rooted under the skin and deep within the flesh, drawing out nutrients and impurities that have accumulated and concentrated over the course of life.”

In addition to being perfect for photos, “The Garden” asks viewers to consider the powerful and instinctual survival nature of the feminine spirit.

A little haunting, slightly creepy (snakes with hair, anyone?), and totally cool, this piece is on display to the public until June 6.

 

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While we wait for the Esker Foundation’s main gallery to reopen, “The Garden” brings some art into our lives while simultaneously providing a concept to contemplate – what more could you ask for?

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