off season gardening

off season gardening | installations | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

These bright red Umbels are a permanent installation as part of the Off Season Gardening program in Mariestad Sweden. The flowers are installed in Universitesparken’s Humle Plats along the river and walking path that runs through town. They tower above viewers at over 10′ high and are about 3′ wide at the top. Each flowerhead consists of nineteen smaller flower buds that each have nineteen tips on them, creating an energetic starburst effect. I look forward to seeing how these flowers change through the seasons.