Art Installations

The landscape at Hudson Gardens is enriched with unique works of art. Features include permanent displays that have been donated along with temporary installations made possible through the South Suburban Park and Recreation District's Art-on-Loan program. 

 


Climb

Crafted from iron and recycled steel, Climb was one of sixteen sculptures showcased in Maureen Hearty’s ‘Iron Cycle’ sculpture exhibition, held at Hudson Gardens during summer 2016.  Following the exhibition, Climb was added to the permanent art collection. It is located south of the Welcome Center.

 

 

  


Collective NestCollective Nest (Accamando) (3)

This 22-foot steel sculpture created by Joshua Wiener towers above the wildflower meadow. The steel beams of the sculpture are arranged in a nest-like composition giving the viewer an image of nature and civilization in harmony.

 

  
  

  


Cultural PedestriansCultural Pedestrians_notHG_200x150

Cultural Pedestrians is a series of freestanding concrete and steel pieces that represent past and present people from our society and others. As artist Sue Quinlan remarks, “The walking symbolically referenced by pedestrians is a measured movement with very direct connection to the world. Our differences may show, but are held tight in the strong foundation of the human condition, moving relentlessly forward.”  The artwork is part of South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s Art-on-Loan program and will be displayed at The Inn at Hudson Gardens from June 2017 through May 2018.     

Dorothy & Friends

This sculpture, crafted by Phyllis C. Beattie, depicts a young girl reading The Land of Oz with her dog at her side. This sculpture was dedicated in memory of Dorothy J. Vogt and is currently on display near the Hudson Residence Business Office.

 

  

 

 


FlightFlight_200x150

Crafted from iron and recycled steel, Flight was one of sixteen sculptures showcased in Maureen Hearty’s ‘Iron Cycle’ sculpture exhibition, held at Hudson Gardens during summer 2016.  Following the exhibition, Flight was added to the permanent art collection. It is located across from the Vegetable Garden.

 

  

 


The GiftThe Gift 1988 (Winger)

The Gift is nestled among the pine trees of the Conifer Grove along a quiet walking path. Designed by Boulder sculptor Susan Grant Raymond, this sculpture was donated by Donor Alliance, commemorating organ donors and recipients.  

    

 
 

 

Hanging AroundHanging Around 200x150

Hanging Around portrays two bear cubs climbing a tree, while the mother bear in the adjacent Under a Watchful Eye sculpture looks on. The bronze sculpture was created by sculptor Stephen LeBlanc, whose art reflects a passion for wildlife and the great outdoors. It can be found at Hudson Gardens' west entrance, adjacent to the Mary Carter Greenway Trail and the South Platte River. Commissioned using funds from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, Hanging Around was selected for placement by the City of Littleton Fine Arts Committee in 1996.  


Incoming Incoming (Ross)

Incoming, a bronze sculpture depicting geese in flight, was created by Stephen LeBlanc and is located on the small island at the south end of Hudson Lake. The sculpture is dedicated in memory of Ed Warner.

    
                                                                                                                           


 

 

KaleidoscopeKelidascope1 (Winger)

This interactive living sculpture designed by Robert C. Anderson is located near the Hudson Gardens Business Office. This piece was donated in memory of the lives of Joedy, Thomas, and Daniel Stegman. The sculpture features a pair of twisting kaleidoscopes that focus on live flowers blooming in a rotating bowl below. 

  

 
 


Mind Fields 1349 Toothpicks (Winger)

This sculpture, a collection of nine stainless steel figures, was created by Todd Siler to resemble a primitive form of one of the most complex structures in the universe.  This sculpture is a permanent installation located in Hudson Gardens’ amphitheater.

  

 
 

 


On the HorizonOn the Horizon_200x150

Made of fiberglass, plexiglass, wood, wire, paint and water vapor, On the Horizon depicts a cloud seen from a great distance, billowing into the sky. Regarding his inspiration for the artwork, artist Justin Deister explains, “I like to think of clouds as positive, goodwill ambassadors, blessing us with a bit of shade, the moisture to survive, and entertainment for those still able to imagine.” The sculpture is part of South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s Art-on-Loan program and will be displayed outside Hudson Gardens’ Welcome Center from June 2017 through May 2018.    

Red Dress Red Dress_200x150

Created by Shohini Ghosh, Red Dress is a figurative, stylistic representation of simple moments in life. This bronze sculpture is set among conifer trees near the Victoria Water Lily Pond. Installed in 2015, Red Dress was loaned to Hudson Gardens through the South Suburban Park and Recreation District's Art-on-Loan program. Using funds contributed from a variety of donors, Hudson Gardens purchased the piece to become a part of its permanent outdoor art collection. 

  


Ray's Bench

Ray’s Bench, a bronze bench created by sculptor Stephen LeBlanc, accompanies Tar Baby. It is dedicated to the memory of Ray Koernig, a volunteer, advocate, and board member of Hudson Gardens.  Ray’s Bench is located near the Hudson lake.

 

 

 

   


Tar BabyIMG_0965

Tar Baby, a sculpture created by Stephen LeBlanc, is dedicated to the memory of Helen Koernig, a a gardening enthusiast. The memorial is a bronze representation of Helen’s daughter Kate’s beloved Shetland pony and is located near the Hudson lake.

      
                                                                                                                                                                 


Under a Watchful EyeUnder a Watchful Eye (Ross)_200x150

Under a Watchful Eye portrays a mother bear looking on over two bear cubs depicted in the adjacent Hanging Around sculpture. The bronze sculpture was created by sculptor Stephen LeBlanc, whose art reflects a passion for wildlife and the great outdoors. It can be found at Hudson Gardens' west entrance, adjacent to the Mary Carter Greenway Trail and the South Platte River. Donated by Mary Bradford in honor of Wendy Kempf Bowe, Under a Watchful Eye was selected for placement by the City of Littleton Fine Arts Committee in 1996. 


Water Drop 

Crafted from iron and recycled steel, Water Drop was one of sixteen sculptures showcased in Maureen Hearty’s ‘Iron Cycle’ sculpture exhibition, held at Hudson Gardens during summer 2016.  Following the exhibition, Water Drop was added to the permanent art collection. It is located near the north end of the Hudson lake.