A key element in my lifelong artistic journey is the gracious support of my patrons. Their encouragement fuels my creative endeavors, allowing not only my artistic development but also benefiting the greater community who is impacted by my expressions of public art.
Many thanks to Hayward’s Linda Graham of Beehive Botanicals, who commissioned additions to the original Books Pollinate the Mind sculpture that was installed in 2008 at the Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library in Hayward.
With these “Chapter 2” additions, I added grandson’s Parker, Cormac and Warren, accompanied by their trusty dog Apollo to the existing array.
The original sculpture depicted Linda’s mother and father, Warren and Vivian Ogren, who founded Hayward’s Beehive Botanicals and granddaughter Mackenzie. This family and reading themed sculpture grouping encourage the viewer to take a restful pause to appreciate the peaceful natural setting of the library grounds.
A special thanks too goes out to my boulder resource Mark Rasmussen Excavating and landscaping team from Rick Gruel Landscaping in Cable. Shout out also to the hard working installation crew; Terry, Nan, Ed, Mike and of course my husband Gary who are all most supportive.
When in Hayward, swing by the library and enjoy the growing collection of original design steel and stainless steel sculptures and the historical and natural interpretive bog walk on the grounds as well.