Take Flight

February 20, 2010

Pure. Clean. Free. Calm. Simple. White.

Meet our new sculpture: Flight.  Inspired by elegant wings of the ethereal white heron.

Flight is 70 h” x 20 w” and made of no VOC powder coated steel with an oxidized steel base.  All of the painted sculpture in our collection is powder coated.  Why?   Powder coat is non-chemical, non-vapor and non-toxic. It’s basically powdered polyester and pigment, sprayed and then baked on which creates an  extremely long lasting, smooth durable outdoor protection.   The chemical vapors don’t take Flight.  But in the landscape, the sculpture does.




November 24, 2009

We often have requests for commissioned sculpture.  Brazilian-born landscape designer Ernesto Rocco commissioned  Terra Sculpture to create a variation of Closer for a client in Los Angeles.  Once the installation was complete, we couldn’t believe how perfect this new piece looked in his artful, modern landscape design.   Set poolside, near an inspiring indoor/outdoor entertaining space, the new sculpture enjoys the company of relaxing visitors…. and the daily curious gaze of one protective pooch.

Behind the scenes

November 22, 2009

 

Karen Neill, Co-Founder Terra Sculpture

One important face behind the scenes at Terra Sculpture is co-founder and marketing director Karen Neill.  Karen not only coordinates marketing strategy but is often the first friendly voice our clients speak to when they call our offices.   A life-long lover and collector of art, Karen comes from a family filled with artists. Terra Sculpture is not just a team of studio artists -we are a collaborative -and we couldn’t function without Karen’s passion and commitment.  Thank you Karen!

 

Artists Mario Lopez, Jennifer Gilbert Asher, Terra Sculpture Studio, Los Angeles

Terra Sculpture Studio, Los Angeles

Terra Sculpture Studio, Los Angeles

HGTV‘s new series THE OUTDOOR ROOM WITH JAMIE DURIE is “a docu-design series that chronicles sexy, globetrotting Australian landscape designer Jamie Durie as he moves to America to create awe-inspiring backyard makeovers for American families. Jamie’s designs are inspired from his travels” (quote from  show’s own Facebook page).

Charming and talented designer Jamie Durie came with camera crew and  two lovely homeowners to experience our garden gallery and select sculpture for his new HGTV series which premieres January 1, 2010 at 10:00 p.m.  We’re not sure which episode we’re in yet but we’ll post as soon as we find out.  Photos from the shoot to follow…

Two other exciting press items: The Los Angeles Times Home & Garden (print and online versions) ran a fabulous article about Terra Sculpture as did an interesting new blog The Com-Position.com. Both articles highlighted the notion that from both a creative and environmental perspective there are very few elements in the landscape that are as effective and long lasting as outdoor sculpture. Once you place sculpture, all it requires is admiration (and an occasional wipe-down!)

we welcome with joy….

November 4, 2009

Terra Sculpture Snap

Snap, Terra Sculpture 2009

We welcome with joy two new additions to our sculpture family:  Snap a mixed metal piece in oxidized and powder coated steel and Tempest the  fraternal sister to our original Tempest (in powder coated steel).   Just like our human children, they are all enchanting and unique in their own special way (and we love each one equally).  The entire collection is now available to view in person by appointment in our outdoor garden gallery in Los Angeles.  Email us at info@terrasculpture.com to set up an appointment.

Terra Sculpture Tempest Oxidized

Tempest, oxidized steel, Terra Sculpture 2009

Garden Gallery

Terra Sculpture Garden Gallery

July 30, 2009

LA-based landscape designer Tom Stout beautifully integrated a few sculptures from our collection into his masterful design.  Here are some photos of  the stunning contemporary Pacific Palisades residence :

Napoli Front 1

Napoli Pool WS

Napoli back 1

Garden Design Magazine Cover

photo by Adam Grossman/Good Dog Media

photo by Adam Grossman/Good Dog Media

We’re thrilled to be in the July/August issue of Garden Design Magazine, pg. 16.  Chicago-based design and architecture writer Lisa Cregan wrote the delightful and clever article.  Thank you Lisa!   All of the photography and stories in Garden Design are top-drawer and gorgeous (as they are in every issue).   Pick it up and enjoy the magazine this summer (even if you don’t have a garden!).  One can always dream, right?