Friday, December 05, 2008


Several weeks ago we went to the Cottonwood Arts Festival and found the perfect addition to our backyard. We'd been looking for something, but we didn't really know what we wanted, until we found it and then we knew it was perfect!

It arrived in a big box!


Actually, two big boxes. You can see the other one on the floor in the background. It was masterfully packed.


Two by fours, bubble wrap, tape, cardboard... this is getting exciting.


We had already laid the concrete and sunk the foundation post.


Unwrapping and putting together all the pieces.


Done! Ta da!


But you can't possibly appreciate how cool it is without seeing it in motion!

The sculpture is called the Zephyr and is designed and made by Andrew Carson of Seattle.

But who cares about the new amazing sculpture, when you have a giant empty box to decorate?!


And make a home for your stuffed animals?! Seriously, priorities people.



Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Fabulous! I particularly liked your husband's expression on the patio putting it together! haha!

Kristin L said...

Awesome! Every garden needs a really cool sculpture!

Lisa Walton said...

Love it! Want it!

Terry said...

Oh, I think I've seen this guy's stuff at the Art in the Pearl here in Portland and lusted after one. It is awesome!

Pam said...

very cool. PP

Amy said...

It IS kinetic! That is just plain cool.

Beate Knappe said...

I wish I had a backyard :-))

Kim said...

That is completely fabulous!!! WOW! I think I need one!

Stitchwhiz said...

Super sculpture! I love it and the short video too.

Karoda said...

Mesmerizing and fun!!!!! I want one!!!! I want a backyard to put it in!!!!

Anonymous said...

OMGoshhhhh, I would love to own one of those.

Keet said...

That's cool!
Your home is amazing.

Helen Conway said...

Hmmm. Does it come with a man like that in the long box? Might have to get one of those....
PS the word bloggers wanst me to type in to post this comment is 'swirlied' - how appropriate is that?!

Beth M said...

Love the sculpture! But as you said, it can't compete with a giant cardboard box!! My kids loved boxes, the bigger the better!