Florid and Droll is a series of five gardening and horticultural tools — a lawnmower, a wheelbarrow, a windmill, a chainsaw, and a group of bushel baskets — all inset with original backlit stained glass imagery.

 

The observant eye will discern portraits of subjects posing with fruits and vegetables in each.

Portrait of Man with Shredded Lettuce in Lawnmower

 

Portrait of Man with Carrot in Chainsaw

 

Portraits of People with Fruits and Vegetables  in Bushel Baskets

 

Portrait of Man with Beets in Wheelbarrow

 

Portraits of People with Fruits and Vegetables in Windmill

 

This series was originally created as an installation for the first annual GLEAM: Art in a New Light Exhibit in 2015, the pilot for an annual illuminated sculpture exhibition at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin. The pieces were peppered at intervals through the gardens.

Bushel Baskets

Chainsaw

Lawnmower

Articles & Press:

 

Light Joins Art After Dark at Olbrich Gardens, Gayle Worland, Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wis., Aug. 23, 2015

 

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Special thanks go out to:

 

· Eric Walton

· Nicole Huss

· David Wells

· Olbrich Botanical Gardens and Staff

· Jon Adams and Twilight Solutions

· Tim Carroll, Jaime Carrera, Aaron Dysart, Alison Hiltner, Sam Spiczka, Roberto Visani, Jarad Christianson

· Mike Cimino

 

 

Wheelbarrow

Windmill “Obelisk”

This project was executed with the expert lighting assistance of

Jon Adams

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TWILIGHT

SOLUTIONS

As the exhibit was temporary, some of these pieces are now available for purchase.  The stained glass panels can either remain in their original mounts or be removed and individually framed upon request. 

 

Please contact the Artist to inquire.

Karl Unnasch -- Public Art, Stained Glass and Sculpture

Florid and Droll

Karl Unnasch Public Art, Stained Glass and Sculpture

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Sculptures Created for the GLEAM 2015 Exhibit

at Olbrich Botanical Gardens,

Madison, Wisconsin

 

Sep—0ct 2015

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A Selection of Other Works:

 

Commonweal Stash

 

 

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