Saturday, January 30, 2010

STONE GARDENS Goes to the Garden Isle

Intrigued by the sand, the sun, and the lush tropical foliage, we visited Kauai, HI in January to make our 2010 collection of tropical leaves. Using local beach sand, beach glass, and native leaves, our basins and wall hangings reflect the brilliance of our beautiful surroundings.



The finished cement leaf castings echo influences from visits to the Allerton and Na 'Aina Tropical Gardens, and other tropical botanical sites. Kaua'i is the oldest of the Hawaiian islands and its soil conditions support a lush, flourishing array of native plants and vibrant flowers.



Enjoy this collection of sights from Kaua'i and the cement leaf art they inspired.



Steve and Carol Sloan, STONE GARDENS

1 comment:

Mara said...

This looks beautiful! Congratulations on a job well done ... and in Paradise, no less! Love you! Come home now, please ;-)

STONE GARDENS

STONE GARDENS
Blue Basin Castor Bean

STONE GARDENS

STONE GARDENS
Mushroom

STONE GARDENS

STONE GARDENS
Fountain detail

STONE GARDENS

STONE GARDENS
"Looking"
WORKING IN PARADISE

Last January we spent time working in Kauai, in love with the giant leaves that we found growing there. Here is some of our work from the Garden Isle.



Our Inspiration

Our Inspiration
A Forest of Elephant Ear Leaves

Our Work Room

Our Work Room

Our Inspiration

Our Inspiration
Beautiful Kealia Beach

Working in Paradise

Working in Paradise
Steve Works With Beach Sand

Hibiscus Basin

Hibiscus Basin

Green Castor Bean Basin

Green Castor Bean Basin

Big Basin

Big Basin

Orange Mitre Shell Wall Hanging

Orange Mitre Shell Wall Hanging

Working in Paradise

Working in Paradise
Carol Sands Leaves with Coral

Satisfied Customer

Satisfied Customer
Tom Summers, island legend