A Book Garden Transformation

By December 9, 2015 Transformations

A competition was held by the Davidson Public Art Commission for artists to team up with landscape architects to conceptualize a design for the often overlooked 30’ x 60’ space along Main Street in Davidson, NC. The design was to reflect the theme of a children’s book garden. The committee chose JBLA along with Lydia Musco, to install the design in the space. The design consisted of sculptural seating along a brick wall, pervious pavers around an existing oak, and quotes from children books from metal artist, Ben Steele, under the seat. Lydia Musco’s concrete sculptures resembled stacks of colorful books.

BEFORE
Davidson Public Library book garden landscape design

 

BEFORE
Davidson Public Library book garden landscape design

 

DURING
Davidson Public Library book garden landscape design

 

DURING
Davidson Public Library book garden landscape design

 

DURING
Davidson Public Library book garden landscape design

AFTER
Davidson Public Library book garden landscape design

AFTER
Davidson Public Library book garden landscape design