Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Original Sculpture - by Rivera

In the last published posting for Gardens at Waters East  (7.7.14), it was mentioned that a more compete description of the process and creation of the original sculpture shown would be given in this the next posting for the garden Blog.

The Sculpture - has been placed in the path on the way to the lake.

Here then is the original sculpture “Reborn” (Renacer) created by the Guatemalan artist – Rivera.  The stones were all collected by the artist on StoneWater Beach, the private beach of Gardens at Waters East, brought up the bluff, then placed in three iron circles, using a different design in each ring.  The following photos are of the process from collecting to final design.

Hope you enjoy your visit today and the work of Rivera.

 collecting stones in May

 collecting more stones

 finding the final stones for the finishing touch

 bringing stones up the bluff

 creating the first circle

 more work on the first circle

 beginning the second circle

 working on the third circle

 finishing touches

 first view

final view
(note: there is symbolism in the arrangement and design of the beach stones) 

The artist named the sculpture “Reborn” because as he said, the stones were originally destined to spend their lives on the beach as simple plain stones not seen by many.  However they now have “new life” as a sculpture where they will be viewed by all who visit the gardens.  They now have a new destiny as art that has a voice and speaks to the creative in all of us.

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Reference Note:  For a complete list of the ten (10) Principles of Design plus the special “Golden Principle of Design” used throughout Gardens at Waters East, check out the archive postings for November 14 – 24, 2010 and May 2, 2011.


  1. Really cool! Just another wonderful added bonus of the garden. That beautiful lake in the background......

  2. Very cool, and inspiring. I'm suddenly thinking of some cool things I could do with some old hoops from a wine barrel.

  3. Love this creation! Can see doing this in my own woodland garden as a conversation pce.

  4. I am so pleased that you visited my blog which led me here! Love this blog! Very pleased to meet you! :)