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Mayme Kratz: The Breathing Room
Nov 24, 2007 - May 20, 2008
A living art installation of plants and flowers by Arizona artist Mayme Kratz. The spring blooming exhibition invited visitors to connect with the wonder and beauty of desert gardens. Dynamic creations of organic material suspended in resin were on display in Ottosen Gallery.
Patrick Dougherty: Childhood Dreams
Feb 1, 2007 - Aug 20, 2008
World-renowned artist Patrick Dougherty transformed hundreds of willow branches into magnificent whirling, animated sculptures on the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Trail. The environmental sculpture installations were interactive and designed to ignite a childlike imagination in each viewer.
This exhibition featured life-size bronze sculptures throughout the Garden by one of Spain’s foremost living contemporary artists, Manolo Valdés. Valdés’ work is exhibited around the world, and Desert Botanical Garden was the premiere West Coast venue for his monumental sculpture.