MATERIAL: stone: yellow travertine
DIMENSIONS: overall: 120 in x 36 in x 36 in
CREDIT: Grounds For Sculpture, Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier
© Artist or Artist's Estate
'Tempio Bretton', in Peruvian yellow travertine, pays homage to the celebrated Capability Brown, a well-known English garden designer. It was made specifically for the occasion of an exhibition at Bretton Hall in Yorkshire Sculpture Park--a park laid out in the style of this master. Garden follies were often constructed to mimic the ruins of classical temples. The works were sited in the landscape to form a focal point in the greenery and to indicate a depth of space, while also presenting a relationship between the historic past and present surroundings. Dusenbery's aim was to reduce the stone structure in scale to the point where architecture and sculpture merge.