Garden of Glass Exhibition by Jason Gamrath
GARDEN OF GLASS
by master glass sculptor and blower Jason Gamrath
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 ? SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2023
(Excludes Mondays and Major Holidays)
This colorful and thought-provoking exhibit celebrates the beauty, wonderment, and power in the natural world through the medium of glass. This exhibition features 10 stunning glass orchids, waterlilies, and plants standing anywhere from six to fourteen feet tall on display throughout the Garden. This is Jason?s first outdoor garden exhibit in Florida.
Each bright and colorful piece is intended to accurately represent its living counterpart on a macro scale, bringing to light the beauty that exists within the micro scale of nature. Both delicate and monumental, these one-of-a-kind sculptures convey the complexity of their living counterparts, engaging the viewers in new ways of looking at nature through the fragility of glass art. Small plants, although minuscule in comparison to our human-sized way of existing, are overwhelmingly perplexing when held inches away from one's face. Most people will seldom grasp this seemingly secret perception of existence. ?When I scale life forms up to be larger than a person, they can be observed with this perspective from across a room due to the overwhelming physical presence they command. It is my hope that when people admire my large-scale renderings, they become curious and captivated by the hints of realism I incorporate into my designs. I encourage people to attempt to observe with the same eyes through which I humbly and graciously experience our natural world,? stated Jason.
Admission: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors (65+)/Youth (13-17), and $10 Children (2-12).
McKee members and children under 2 free.
Hours: Tuesday ? Saturday (10 am ? 5 pm) | Sunday (12 pm ? 5 pm). The last admission ticket is sold at 4 pm. The Children?s Garden closes at 4:30 pm.
McKee Botanical Garden | 350 US Highway 1, Vero Beach, FL 32962 | 772.794.0601 | www.mckeegarden.org