Two works by artist Carol Kreeger Davidson (1929-2014) have been installed in the Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden: Reconstructed Issues and Saving The Trees.
Carol Kreeger Davidson used as many materials as possible when she created Reconstructed Issues. She wanted to see if they would speak with their own voices or could harmonize and become one. The two sections of this piece can be moved into different positions or reconstructed entirely, changing the relationships between the forms, shapes, and materials: bronze, stainless steel, aluminum and teak.
“The essence of my work is combining the geometric and the organic. The reintegration of nature and sculpture is a task of our time.” — Carol Kreeger Davidson
This object explores themes that were central to Kreeger Davidson’s work as a sculptor. Angular stainless steel trees with delicate leaf stencils, the imposing middle figure and the cut-out base show the relationship between created forms and those found in the natural world.
The Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden was made possible by a collaboration between The iQuilt Partnership, the Bushnell Plaza Condominium Association and was curated by Joan Hurwit. Each of the objects in the Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden was created, transported and installed by Connecticut artists, free of charge.