Mosaic designed by artist Heather Anderson
We've all seen mosaic stepping
stones that make a pathway sparkle, but there's a world of other ways
to use mosaics in the garden. A mosaic can embellish a retaining wall,
highlight a feature or make a path so inviting that guests can't help
but wander down it. Gather inspiration from these eye-catching works by
Local artist Heather Anderson and
Foundation Chairperson Chuck Scaffidi plan the location
of the glass mosaic designed by Heather for the Wedding Garden.
perimeter of the wedding garden previously contained many
attractive water fountains. In the interest of water conservation and
elimination of the high maintenance required to operate these
fountains, the areas were closed. As an alternative to the fountains,
Ms. Anderson suggested a mosaic design that would cover about 2/3’s of
the boarded-up fountain area with potted plants recessed as part of the
design. The project construction is environmentally friendly and
brings to the wedding garden an artistic visitor attraction. The mosaic
simulates a stream with an array of fish, frogs and butterflies.
The perspective is looking down at the stream so the viewer sees the
top of the mosaic.
Bromley Rothman & The Stained Glass Studio of Clearwater
donated the labor for the construction of the mosaic and Ms.
Heather Anderson donated her design, development and installation
Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation donated money for
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