Friday, December 31, 2010


Another way to look at sculpture in the garden is as 'habitart'.  Habitat + art = match made in heaven.  Here are some ideas...

Tucson artist and landscape designer Greg Corman and metal artist, Tidi Ozeri of Ozeri Metal Designs have come up with sculptural pieces that double as habitats for more than 4000 species of native bees in the US. They are made of recycled wood & steel.  I will write more on bees later...

Sculpture Habitat for the Gray Fox" by CEBRA.  "This minimalist sculpture evokes a range of mountain peaks and valleys, or perhaps fox ears. The work consists of more than 350 stacked, interlocking wood components and a central cavity or fox den. This sculpture habitat was assembled from surplus Presidio cypress removed as part of the Presidio Trust’s reforestation program and milled in the park."

"Animal Estates Snag Tower" by Fritz Haeg. "The Animal Estates Snag Tower is a prototype for a collective model home designed to accommodate six animal clients that would otherwise live in a snag, or standing dead tree, in the park. The structure features interior nesting cavities for the Pygmy Nuthatch and Bumblebee, a cantilevered perch for the Black Phoebe, louvered crevices for the Yuma Myotis bat, cover logs for the California Slender Salamander, and a hibernaculum or winter residence for the Coast Garter Snake."

"Western Screech-Owl Habitats" by Ai Weiwei-

"Owl Dome" by Taalman Koch Architecture. "Owl Dome simulates the type of nest that an owl might occupy within a tree trunk. An aperture allows the owl to enter and nest within the dome, and at a height of sixteen feet, affords protection from predators and serves as an ideal hunting platform for its resident. The hemp rope wrapped around the tripod support is designed to provide an easy grip for fledgling owls."-

1 comment:

  1. What a great collection of alternative hiberacula features! Great page :)