The president of the garden’s board of directors asked that the design of this entirely bronze railing reflect rings floating away from the adjacent building. With the exception of the terminus, all rings were split out of ¾” square bronze bar, and then forged to round. To give the effect of the floating rings, some of the balusters were twisted, which oriented the integral rings into different planes. (Lottermoser image)
The Lynden Sculpture Garden, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, offers a unique experience of art in nature through its collection of more than 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.
The gate is the first thing patrons will see when entering Lynden, and since this is a sculpture garden, I wanted the gate to reflect this theme. I also intended to display the many plastic characteristics of the material in a potpourri of form…call it “Jazz in Metal.” That said, each element can be viewed as an individual, however each motif also plays with lines or characteristics of a near neighbor; much like the instruments in a jazz band. Close inspection reveals elements seemingly doing there own thing, while the larger picture provides a visual roller coaster ride of forms. (Lottermoser image)