Artist Dustin Gimbel’s Celebration of Plants through Ceramic Sculpture
The public is invited to experience Sculptura Botanica, a sculpture exhibit created exclusively for Sherman Library & Gardens by local landscape designer and ceramic artist Dustin Gimbel. The exhibit, featuring original botanically themed ceramic sculpture pieces, is on display throughout Sherman Gardens now through September 15th. Stemming from a lifetime fascination with plants, a career in horticulture, and a more recent obsession with ceramics, Sculptura Botanica explores botanical forms, from the familiar to the obscure.
“I’ve been working nights and weekends for months on this show. As the name suggests, it is an exploration and celebration of plants and there are some other surprises mixed in as well. This is my first solo exhibition and it’s been a pleasure partnering with Sherman Library & Gardens on it,” said artist Dustin Gimbel.
The sculptures are integrated throughout the plantings at Sherman Gardens. “Guests will rethink how they see plants and their structures. I invite everyone to come and see Dustin’s transformation of Sherman Gardens,” added Scott LaFleur, Sherman Library & Gardens’ Executive Director.
The exhibit is free with garden admission. The gardens have reopened with advance ticketing available by reservation on thesherman.org website. Admission is free for Members, and $5 for Non-Members.
Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Hwy. in Corona del Mar, California. For more information, visit www.thesherman.org or call 949.673.2261.