Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Glass Garden - Photo Tour

Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio is currently hosting an exhibit called Hungry Planet: Local Food – Global View.  As part of the larger exhibit, there is an installation of glass art in the Courtyard.  The glass fruits and vegetables were created by Michael Cohn and Molly Stone of Cohn-Stone Studios in Richmond, CA.  I toured the conservatory yesterday and was transported by the exquisite beauty of the artists’ creations.  Come join me for a walk through the garden.

The Glass Garden 
Come see the bounty of the earth
Nestled in the garden,
Glistening in the sun,
Catching golden rays,
Drops of rain,
Morning dew,
Casting light,

 Creating illusions so grand,
So evocative
Of rich harvests
We’ve known,

So luscious to taste,
Dripping with the juice of the land,
A sumptuous feast
In artist’s hues,

Colors truer than true,
Tempting you
To taste, touch, smell,
This bountiful crop,

But the eye has been fooled
By this garden of glass,
Stirred by
The richness
Of the crop
That feeds the body,

Yet the soul has been fed
By this gift of art,
This glistening garden of glass.

 I would love to frame one of these photos. Do you have a favorite?

Glass Garden Photos © 2011 - Rita Bourland


  1. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. My favorite is the first one. Maybe that's your's too, so you put it first? Libby

  2. It is my favorite. Such a treat to see all your nice comments tonight. xoxo

  3. Wow - these are great! I love the last one because I like the thought of a blue pumpkin - something different :)

  4. Thank you, Marti. I was wishing you were there with me. I know you would have captured some amazing shots. xoxo

  5. Like Marti, I love the blue pumpkin. The others are perfection because they're so real, but the blue one seems possible in another realm and I will keep it in my memory. xoxo Judy

  6. Thanks, Judy. There is something special about the blue one. I wish you could have seen it sitting in the middle of this vast courtyard. It was just exquisite in its uniqueness. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. xoxo