Sunday, February 09, 2014

Garden Show Pieces are arriving

We love these sculptures.

Original Sylvia Shaw Judson statues can be found in public parks and private gardens across America.

For the first time ever, now many of her works, all upon the approval and permission of her estate, are becoming available for reproduction and purchase.

All statues are made in the USA, are all copyright protected, and are made using a combination of fiberglass, resin, and marble.

They will last outside forever!

The Little Gardener was originally sculpted by Sylvia Shaw Judson in 1935. An additional original was commissioned by Jackie Kennedy while she was First Lady. It was prominently displayed in the renovated Rose Garden at The White House.  It remains to this date in The Jacqueline Kennedy Sculpture Garden at The White House.
Another original of The Little Gardener was given as a gift by President Lyndon B. & Mrs. Johnson in the mid 1960s for The Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines. Additional versions of the statue have not been offered or available until now.
More recently, it was the subject of President George W. & First Lady Laura Bush’s official White House Christmas card in 2007.

Sylvia Shaw Judson is most remembered today for the statue that she called Bird Girl. This sculpture, known as The Bird Girl or Savannah’s Bird Girl, was created in 1936 by Mrs. Judson in Lake Forest, Illinois. It achieved fame when it was featured on the cover of the 1994 novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. In the past few years, Mrs. Judson’s Bird Girl has become one of the most recognizable and most loved garden statues in the world.

However, her extensive work can be viewed and admired throughout the United States. Public parks and private gardens across America—from Boston Commons and Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park to Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo, from the White House to Santa Barbara—provide settings for the well-loved sculpture and fountains of Sylvia Shaw Judson.

Sculpted by Mrs. Judson in 1936, and made
famous by the best-selling movie,
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Known particularly for her endearing interpretation of children and animals in various media, Mrs. Judson, who was herself a Quaker, executed various commissions involving religious subjects.

Sylvia Shaw Judson was born in Lake Forest, Illinois, near Chicago.

Trained at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in Paris under Antoine Bourdelle, her skill and talent was recognized with an impressive list of honors, prizes, and awards.

We will have pieces arriving for our garden show over the next few weeks. Other pieces on their way are a clay totem by Steve Fabrico, garden stakes, animals made from recycled metal, bird houses made from wood, clay and wool.

The show opens on March 1, 2014 at Carolina Creations, 317 Pollock St, New Bern, NC

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