Entrance facelift at Baltimore's Rawlings Conservatory
Photo courtesy of Ed Borack
The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens in Druid Hill Park has unveiled a new Entry Plaza Mosaic, titled, "Bright Palms” and designed by Baltimore artist Joyce J. Scott.
The Entry Plaza Mosaic depicts a classic, pastoral scene in Druid Hill Park, which comes alive through brightly colored porcelain tiles.
The elements depicted are symbolic, such as the palm leaves of the Conservatory’s iconic Palm House, the tree stands of the Park, and a reference to the herd of sheep that grazed the Park to keep the grasses mowed!
The Baltimore Conservatory Association was able to contribute proceeds from their inaugural 2008 “Art Under Glass” event to help support the installation of the piece. And there are note cards of the mosaic on sale at the Conservatory as well.