Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Dream Garden

A Dream Garden... Ah, yes...You never know what you're going to get when you type a word into Google. I typed "Garden,Philadelphia" because I was going there with my daughter and wanted to see if I could find a nice garden or two to visit. What I got was a fantasy garden created by two of my favorite men - Maxfield Parrish and Loius Comfort Tiffany.
The Dream Garden is a huge mural created of Favrile Glass.

The design for the mural was painted on the wall by Parrish and the glass for it was made by Tiffany. Then workers from Tiffany's studio went to work installing thousands of the hand-made glass pieces to Parrish's painting.

The Mural was finished in 1915. It measures 15 feet x 49 feet and weighs nearly 4 tons.

You can see this masterpiece in the Curtis Publishing Company Building, right across the street from Independance Hall in Philadelphia.


Bangchik said...

Artists visualise things and play with colors on canvas or stained glass. Gardeners play with dirt to put them into perpective in the garden. ~bangchik

Anonymous said...

I hope you'll give us a "photo tour" when you get back. Be safe.

FlowerLady said...

Oh my gosh, that will be something to take your breath away. How wonderful you get to see it.


leavesnbloom said...

stunning - and I agree with Bangchik's really good comment about us gardeners.