Sculpture Garden at Westfield Countryside
In the summer of 2011, Westfield Countryside approached the Outdoor Arts Foundation with the ingenious idea of creating a self-regenerating sculpture garden to compliment their new theatre and restaurant expansion.
Inspired by the work of French artist Niki De Saint Phalle, the Foundation reached out to three of its artists to create Florida animals inspired by the whimsical artwork of De Saint Phalle.
Martha Deambrose, Head of Tampa Preparatory School’s Art Department designed an Alligator, covered from head to tail in beautiful mosaic glass tile.
Eileen Goldenberg chose a brightly colored Peacock, painstakingly painted in her signature “Funkart” style.
Lenne Nicklaus-Ball chose a Dolphin and Pelican, both painted with the colorful and whimsical, yet abstract style that she’s become known for.
ll of the sculptures that are in the garden are available for purchase. As each sculpture moves out of the Garden, a new one will come in, thus making this the first Self-Regenerating Niki De Saint Phalle-inspired Sculpture Garden in the Country.
For more information on how to purchase one of these beautiful creations, please contact Lonnie Homenuk at (813) 220-9985 or via e-mail at Lonnie.Homenuk@gmail.com
To read more about the sculpture garden, please read Terri Bryce-Reeves story in the Tampa Bay Times: