'Tempio Bretton'

Walter Dusenbery

1981 - stone: yellow travertine

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'Tempio Bretton', in Peruvian yellow travertine, pays homage to the celebrated Capability Brown, a well-known English garden designer. It was made specifically for the occasion of an exhibition at Bretton Hall in Yorkshire Sculpture Park--a park laid out in the style of this master. Garden follies were often constructed to mimic the ruins of classical temples. The works were sited in the landscape to form a focal point in the greenery and to indicate a depth of space, while also presenting a relationship between an historic past and present surroundings. Dusenbery's aim was to reduce the stone structure in scale to the point where architecture and sculpture merge.

About the Work
About the Work
stone: yellow travertine
overall: 120 in x 36 in x 36 in
hand carved by artist, column segments turned on lathe
Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.
Tempio Bretton by Walter Dusenbery

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  • Tempio Bretton by Walter Dusenbery