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Metal Garden Sculpture

Purple coneflower metal sculptureWe went to the Port Clinton Art Festival in Highland Park last year. Since I’m such a native prairie freak*lover*admirer *younameit I fell in love with this Purple Coneflower metal sculpture.

The flower head sits on top of the stem and rotates when it catches a breeze. We haven’t found the right spot for breeze-catching yet, but it looks nice with the other, real flowers for the time being.

I can’t find the artist’s name, but this one was one of his more ornate versions. [Edited: Found his name: it’s Kirk Yazel, from Ripon, WI; you can find him here on Facebook.] He said he brings a couple special editions to sell each year and we happened to see it before this one sold.

I would love to buy a couple more of these, but that’s not going to happen right now. The juried festival is this weekend, August 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and it always has lots of interesting artists exhibiting. I won’t be able to go this year, but you should!


  1. Daniela on August 24, 2012 at 10:01 am

    I have been reading you blog ever since your attic remodel as we were (are still) undertaking a similar project. In this post, however, i learned that you are a lover of all things native prairie so I wanted to tell you about my pottery. I also love coneflowers so I started incorporating them into my pottery a few years ago. Feel free to check out my website and I also have a store on etsy. I love that sculpture you have and thank you for supporting your local artists. Daniela

  2. denise on August 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks Daniela, nice pottery! I’m happy to support local artists. One of these days I hope to start selling my own art too! 🙂

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