Cal Lane's Garden Tools

April 30, 2012
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Two daintily feminine but otherwise familiar objects from Cal Lane's "Wheelbarrows and Shovels" series.

The disconnect between pretty and powerful in Cal Lane’s “Wheelbarrows and Shovels” series, in which she etches designs into ordinary garden tools, raises the question: Which side is the artist on? Hint: Lane makes her pieces using an industrial blowtorch. 

Helen Marden fell twice for Golden Rock Inn. The first time came in the mid-2000s when Marden, an artist, and her husband, minimalist painter Brice Marden were looking for a new spot in the sun. St. Barts, the couple’s longtime haunt, had become “too crowded, too much art world,” recalls Marden, whose own style embodies the bohemian-chic aura that attracted those crowds in the first place. Friends suggested the relatively quiet Caribbean island of Nevis, a rough circle of beach and green forest that’s only seven miles wide. Its better-known sister island, St. Kitts, lies two miles away.

This article was first published in Garden Design January/February 2012

Call for Artists for Seed Packets

April 06, 2009
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Art by Jenny Lee Fowler for ragged jack kale seed packets.

If you're an artist who loves the Hudson Valley Seed Library art packs (seed packets that unfold into beautiful, frameable works of art) and you live in the area, you may want to try your hand at entering your artwork to be featured in the next season of art packs.