A decade or so ago, I helped found a garden club. It was a great garden club and in the process of working with the organization, I had the opportunity to meet many famous and some not so famous but incredible Georgia gardeners, Master Gardeners and horticulturalists. Many of these folks have appeared on Erica Glasener's The Gardener's Diary through the years and one such gardener is Greg Luna. Greg has a business and you can visit his website at Luna's Lilies. Maybe I'll share more about Greg in another post but for now let me say that he had a gorgeous sculpture in his backyard (okay, the backyard itself is unbelievable-really!) and when I saw it I was totally moved by the work. It was a woman's face that he had mounted on a tree. When I asked him about it he said that it was one of Christine Sibley's sculptures.
Shortly thereafter I was visiting the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and on the side of one of the fountains I saw a woman's face. Immediately I recognized the style and after inquiring discovered that it was another Christine Sibley sculpture.
About four years ago I was visiting The Society Gardner in Macon and I spotted not one but two faces that seemed so familiar. After getting a little closer I realized right away that it was another Christine Sibley face. I talked to the associate at the garden shop and sure enough they had two faces - one representing fall and one representing spring and they both were for sale! My sister said "I want fall." and I said "great, because I want spring."
Spring marks the entrance to my house and I have been waiting to share her with you. I hope you enjoy seeing this beautiful work of art. I just love how the veil of winter is falling away from her face as the flowers are emerging around her. Happy Spring!