© 2017 by Kevin Gauna, Sunbrothers

the wall

This site specific piece is located in Seattle and was commissioned in 2018. The sculpture occupies a 6 ft. x 24 ft. wall adjacent to the entryway of a cafe' and consists of peas, carrots, spinach and blackberries on a field of bronze and steel 'roots' that form the bed of the garden. Everything that grows must grow from 'somewhere', and it was important to me to establish a baseline plane to represent a beginning - in this case, the rusted steel sheets that are the foundation of the garden. My cosmic roots grab this layer, and onto these roots cling the life-roots of the plants, exploding into view as life will, competitive and symbiotic and chaotic. Blackberries, ever the invasive species, escape the frame of the garden and run like wildfire out into the unknown.