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Stone Garden

Artist:

Nora Valdez and students

Location:

Boston Day and Evening Academy  

Location

Boston Day and Evening Academy
20 Kearsarge Avenue
Roxbury, MA
United States
42° 19' 37.1388" N, 71° 4' 56.7228" W

Neighborhood:

Roxbury

Type:

Sculpture and Architectural Elements

Year:

2006

Medium:

Granite

Collection:

Boston Public Schools

Funders:

BDEA

Description:

"Stone Garden" is a quiet area designed for meditation and quiet introspection beside the Boston Day and Evening Academy. The garden’s sculptural focus is a group of three life-size human figures emerging from leaf-like swaddling clothes. The three benches close by rest on carved bases that echoes the plant forms in the main sculpture. Made from Indiana limestone by sculptor Nora Valdez, the garden examines themes of returning to nature, finding peace, and renewal. Valdez served as the artist in residence at the Boston Day and Evening Academy, during the 2005-2006 school year. She taught a class in the art of stone carving and, with the participation of her pupils, designed the garden. A joint effort between instructor and students, "Stone Garden" was installed in 2006.

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