Artist Denise Hartley blogs about art, painting, murals, and philosophy.
As an artist I seek balance in my life. As a healer, I use healing in my art process to address the healing of our planet.
SCULPTURE GARDEN CONSERVATION
Henry Moore, Knife Edge-Two Piece
D.A. Hartley will provide sculptural conservation and sculpture garden services for the Santa Barbara and LA area.
I was trained by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in sculptural conservation and sculpture maintenance.
Video of Kykuit
Here are photos of Kykuit, Nelson Rockefeller's garden estate, on the Hudson, N.Y.where I worked restoring sculpture and giving private tours to visiting dignitaries, also working in the collection's office at Rockefeller Center, and in his NYC Penthouse cataloging art.
These gardens look out over very fine views of the Hudson
River. The gardens are terraced, with formal axes, and include a Morning
Garden, Grand Staircase, Japanese Garden, an Italian Garden, a Japanese-style
brook, a Japanese Tea-house, a huge Oceanus fountain, a Temple of Aphrodite,
loggia and a semicircular rose garden.
transformed the previously empty basement passages beneath the mansion that
lead to a grotto into a major private art gallery. It contained corridor upon
corridor of paintings by Picasso, Chagall, and Warhol, the latter two being
amongst the many prominent visitors invited to the estate.
Guernica tapestry at Kykuit
Andy Warhol’s Portrait of Nelson A. Rockefeller III (1967)
Over the period from
1935 to the late 1970s more than 120 works of abstract, avant garde and modern
sculpture were added to the gardens and terraced grounds from Nelson's
collection, including works by Pablo Picasso ('Bathers'), Constantin Brâncusi,
Karel Apple, Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Gaston Lachaise,
Aristide Maillol, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi (Black Sun), and
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