1997 - stone: Zimbabwe black granite
'Garden State', a later example of Witkin’s stone sculptures—cut from massive blocks of black granite imported from Zimbabwe—was commissioned by Grounds For Sculpture in 1997. The sculpture is an impressive 19 feet tall and weighs approximately 75 tons.
The design of this work is based on one of the artist's smaller-scale works in bronze. During the creation of this piece, Witkin built a full-scale model using styrofoam blocks to address the issues of scale, balance, and engineering before cutting into stone.