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

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Climb

Artist: Maureen Hearty
Year: 2016

Climb depicts a winding staircase with architectural forms that rise past play, work, and success, living in the balance of organic forms and human-made structures to reach victory. Climb is built from reclaimed steel and was fabricated in a North Denver studio fueled by solar power. It was one of sixteen sculptures showcased in Hearty’s ‘Iron Cycle’ sculpture exhibition, held at Hudson Gardens in summer 2016. Following the exhibition, Climb was added to the permanent art collection. It is located south of the Welcome Center.

Collective Nest

Artist: Joshua Weiner
Year: 2013

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

Dee Dee & Libby

Artist: Robin Laws
Year: 2017

This bronze sculpture was inspired by real burros living in Wyoming; mother Dee Dee and her baby Libby. It was generously donated to Hudson Gardens by Littleton resident Louise “Mim” Donner and is on display near the Garden Railroad.

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Dorothy & Friends

Artist: Phyllis C. Beattie
Year: 1998

This sculpture, crafted by Phyllis C. Beattie, is dedicated in memory of Dorothy J. Vogt, a community leader and volunteer. The sculpture depicts Mrs. Vogt as a young girl doing what she loved best, reading ‘The Land of Oz’ with her dog at her side. Dorothy & Friends was the first permanent art installation at Hudson Gardens and is currently on display near the Hudson Residence Business Office.

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Eccentric Cello

Artist: Victoria Patti
Year: 2018

Crafted from forged steel, Eccentric Cello playfully accentuates the feminine character of the cello while also mimicking the movement and nuances of music. The sculpture is part of South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s Art-on-Loan program and will be displayed in front of the Welcome Center from June 2018 through May 2019.

Please note: We are raising $4,000 for the purchase of this sculpture. This would be the sixteenth sculpture in Hudson Gardens’ permanent collection, but the first purchased entirely with community-donated funds. Help us give Eccentric Cello a permanent home by making a donation today! 

Flight

Artist: Maureen Hearty
Year: 2016

Flight represents love and respect for the insect world, inspired by insect wings which are at once intricate, delicate, and incredibly strong. Its four separate pieces are woven with reclaimed printing press address labels and secured in a steel armature. Flight was one of sixteen sculptures showcased in Hearty’s ‘Iron Cycle’ sculpture exhibition, held at Hudson Gardens in summer 2016. Following the exhibition, the sculpture was added to the permanent art collection. It is located across from the Vegetable Garden.

The Gift

Artist: Susan Grant Raymond
Year: 1999

The Gift is nestled among the pine trees of the Conifer Grove along a quiet walking path. This sculpture was donated by Donor Alliance and commemorates organ donors and recipients.

Hanging Around

Artist: Stephen LeBlanc
Year: 1996

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 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 permanent display by the City of Littleton’s Fine Arts Committee in 1996.

This sculpture has been temporarily removed due to construction in the area. During the construction period, the artist will apply a new patina to the sculpture. Following its restoration, the sculpture will be returned to display, near its original location.

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Incoming

Artist: Stephen LeBlanc
Year: 2001

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

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Kaleidoscope

Artist: Robert C. Anderson
Year: 2010

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

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Lotus

Artist: Charlotte Zink
Year: 2019

With its bright bursts of color and uplifting form, Lotus is a larger-than-life, stylized, steel flower constructed from reclaimed farm parts. It colorfully blossoms and opens upwards to the sky, rain or shine. This sculpture 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 2019 to June 2020.

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Mind Fields

Artist: Todd Siler
Year: 2002

Mind Fields is a collection of nine stainless steel figures depicting the human presence, removed of age, race, gender, era, and all other characteristics that distinguish it from the whole of nature. Together, the figures symbolize the processing and communication of life experiences. Mind Fields is installed in the Concert Amphitheater.

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Red Dress

Artist: Shohini Ghosh
Year: 2016

Red Dress is a figurative, stylistic representation of the simple moments in life. This bronze sculpture is set among conifer trees adjacent to the Victoria Water Lily Pond. Installed in 2015, Red Dress was loaned to Hudson Gardens through 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.

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Red Ribbons

Artist: Wayne Bachus
Year: 2019

Drawing inspiration from a tattered decorative flag, the vibrant Red Ribbons dances in the tree line with its fluid movements mimicking a wind surfing sail. This steel sculpture is part of South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s Art-on-Loan program and will be displayed near the Cascades from June 2019 to June 2020.

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Ray’s Bench

Artist: Stephen LeBlanc
Year: 2014

The bronze Ray’s Bench complements Tar Baby, providing a shaded sitting spot from which to view the adjacent bronze pony. 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.

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Tar Baby

Artist: Stephen Leblanc
Year: 2000

Tar Baby is dedicated to the memory of Helen Koernig, 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.

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Under a Watchful Eye

Artist: Stephen LeBlanc
Year: 2005

Under a Watchful Eye portrays a mother bear looking on over two bear cubs depicted the adjacent Hanging Around sculpture. It can be found at Hudson Gardens’ west entrance, adjacent to the Mary Carter Greenway Trail and the South Platte River. The bronze sculpture was purchased using funds from the Littleton Fine Arts Board and a donation from Mary Bradford, in memory of her daughter, Wendy Carpenter Bowe.

This sculpture has been temporarily removed due to construction in the area. During the construction period, the artist will apply a new patina to the sculpture. Following its restoration, the sculpture will be returned to display, near its original location.

 

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Water Drop

Artist: Maureen Hearty
Year: 2016

Water Drop is built from reclaimed industrial steel pieces welded together to form a droplet of water. The piece provides an invitation to consider the impact of modernization on water resources with the hope of inspiring conservation. It was one of sixteen sculptures showcased in Hearty’s ‘Iron Cycle’ sculpture exhibition, held at Hudson Gardens in 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.