deep into winter slumber
growth stifled for now
sun casts stark shadows
metal details spring to life
carved out of buff stone
first freeze come and gone
autumn bloom nipped in the bud
death strolls the garden
by gold veil concealed
haven of serenity
days ever shorter
seasonal bloom loses punch
garden’s last hurrah
pink bobbing buoys
green stepping stones pave the way
echo thousands of footsteps
Nebraska became a state in 1867.
This year marks its sesquicentennial.
One of many activities celebrating this
milestone included a public art project
“Nebraska by Heart.”
Nebraska artists created 89 sculptures
symbolizing Nebraska as America’s
Heartland and the love its citizens
feel for their state.
All 89 Hearts will be auctioned this
Friday, with proceeds divided equally
between two Lincoln-based non-profit
organizations and the artist.
My husband and I sponsored one of the
artists, Ann Whitesell, who created the
sculpture, “Melting H’Art”, pictured.
She worked in the style of glass artist
Dale Chihuly, but using plastic formed
by heating, decorated with alcohol-based
inks. The effect is stunning.
My hope is that Nebraskans will take
interest in this worthwhile event and turn
out in good number to bid on the Hearts.
Daily Prompt – Interest