People's Choice Award - "Aarylyn & Sasha" - Bird Family or Friends?
Merit Award Winner - "Bloom" - composed of hundreds of individually blown and sandblasted glass pieces
"Wave, Turquoise" - suggests movement that might occur from the influence of wind or water
"Deviled Egg" - set in motion when the breezes come to call
"Vertebral" - evokes a splnal-like column - it slouches, evoking the fragility of the human body
"Queen Chess Piece" - homage to the Botanical Garden's large Chess Set and the delight of combining aesthetics, nature, play, and strategy
"Open for Viewing"
"Totem" - symbol of a family, clan, group or lineage
"Sentinel" - offers protection to those who may possess it
'King Chess Piece' - homage to the Botanical Garden's large Chess Set and the delight of combining aesthetics, nature, play, and strategy
the grasses looks so beautiful against the beautyberry
close-up of "Bloom"
Best in Show - "Thorny Issues" - eludes the "thorny" issues of pain or pleasure, angst or confidence, suffering or forgiveness, which can tie an individual or society in knots
"Movin' On" - reminds you to keep moving towards your destination wherever that may be, enjoying life and the surrounding beauty as you go
"Spirit Tree" - embodies the spirit of summertime play - trees as monkey bars, grapevines as swings and birds among the branches
"Oasis of Carnivora" - Venue Fly Trap with Water Feature
"Whim of the Whim" - Sculpture in Motion
"Ruby's Spike-Sentinel" - based loosely on NC Pottery Grave Markers
"Venus Pertinacious" - the Flytrap is stubbornly persistent by nature
"Garden Guardian" - stands in your garden reflecting on it's beauty, peace and tranquility
"Audrey" - inspired by "Little Shop of Horrors" and the artist's love of carnivorous plants