On 2007-04-01 I brought my bowls out into the sunny garden to try out some installation ideas and see what shapes they would form. A spiral morphed into an arc leading to the tree, and then became a five-pointed star before contracting into a pentagon.
I was later quite amazed to find that some UFOs from outer space had landed in the garden and now gongs were sprouting from a tree. It was long believed that in ancient times gongs grew on trees high in the mountains of Tibet, but this is the first documented case of them being seen in their native habitat in the wild. Note the baby gongs ('tingshaw') growing into mature specimens.
The Bowl Garden was open for viewing at Garden Party #1 on Sunday 2007-09-23, and the bowls were used to accompany Ruth singing.
Future Bowl Garden
performances will be announced here in due
© copyright Malcolm Smith 2007-04-01 - last updated 2008-12-13