Seattle’s award-winning landscape design firm Sublime Garden Design called our studio about a year ago, inquiring if we would create a commissioned sculpture as a focal point for a garden they were developing for the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. This is the second largest garden show in the U.S. with 60,000 visitors and six acres of display gardens. (Luminary garden experts and best-selling authors Amy Stewart, Debra Prinzing, Billy Goodnick and Nan Sterman also drew crowds this year.)
As soon as we saw the stunning garden concept by designer/owner Heidi Skievaski we said yes. Heidi and her team created a lush, modern garden, complete with a star-gazing deck and telescope, naming it “Living Amongst the Stars.” The finished space proved extraordinary. Blooming Narcissus, Angel’s Trumpet, Abutilon, Helleborus and a towering Monkey Puzzle Tree (all an amazing feat in the middle of a cold, wet Seattle winter) created a dramatic, layered backdrop for the twining metallic Kismet.
The sculpture was so impactful, we decided to offer a special, limited edition of Kismet (created with twisted solid steel bars and a special clear/silvery powdercoat finish) through TerraSculpture.com. The original larger-scaled Seattle Kismet never made it back to L.A. A Seattle collector purchased it right from the exhibit floor and the sculpture is now sited in a private garden on the shores of Lake Washington.
“Living Amongst the Stars” also won a well-deserved gold medal. To learn more about the behind-the-scenes of this spectacular installation, read Sublime Garden Design’s blog.
Fine Gardening Magazine was also a big fan.