Thursday, May 06, 2010

Green Goddess

Looking for a focal point for your garden? Something whimsical, yet powerful? Look no further than these lovely metal ladies created by Lafayette, Colorado, artist Arabella Tattershall.

And I say ladies, because the talented Arabella manages to capture the essence of the feminine form while showing us only the external dressing. These are no mere mannequins!

These outdoor sculptures are extremely well crafted; the artist manages to make her stiff, hard, metal medium look supple and alive.

I like the contrast of the custom-cut detailed foliage with the industrial mesh, rods, barbed wire, etc.
I discovered Arabella and her green goddesses (my term, not hers!) during the East Boulder County Artists Studio Tour last weekend. The tour continues this Saturday and Sunday, May 8-9, from noon to 5:00 PM. Go here for more information.

Arabella creates a wide array of sculpture suitable for outdoor use including birdbaths, birdfeeders, fence and wall decor, etc. She also welcomes commissions.
Contact Arabella Tattershall at

Photos courtesy Arabella Tattershall, photography by Dave Rosenberg.

This was not a paid endorsement.


Stone Art said...

Very nice, I like the leaf motifs.

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Yes, the leaf motifs sucked me in immediately. we gardeners do love our foliage, eh?

Alyson B. Stanfield said...

Wow! I LOVE these. And I'll bet our gusty winds would blow right through them. I can see they'd be a terrific addition to anyone's garden.

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Good point, Alyson; these sculptures do look fairly wind-proof!