We found out that he is preparing to leave North Carolina shortly for a one year job in a garden in Costa Rica. No details are known about this trip, but we did learn that he has someone to care for this space in his absence. The garden is mostly dormant right now, allowing for the showcasing of the metal objects and blue glass bottles so decoratively placed.
From the driveway, you see the entrance that brings you in to partake of the art created by found objects, mostly metal, but other materials as well, with a lovely rust patina. Near the tree is a waterfall composed of sheets of metal that trickle into the tub at the bottom of the slope. A table of blue and black pebbles just to the right of the first step catches your eye as you make you way up expectedly.
To the left is a path lined with an assortment of small metal and clay parts. The bowl planters contain sedums. A bench in the top right corner of the photo invites one to sit and ponder the recyling done here to create wonder and enjoyment.
Orange fabric columns dot the circle within the shovels. A human like figure is made of metal, his face must be copper, with the greenish hue. It is not known if the bare earth will be planted or if this is the vision. Note how the shadows of the shovel stakes make geometric designs on the red clay soil.
The outer ring is composed of the teeth of digging equipment, in assorted sizes and shapes. Toy construction machinery add childlike whimsy, it looks like a yellow wrecking ball in the middle. I overheard Christopher explaining that some kind of magic inhabits this spot. More info is needed about that!
What drew me to learn more about this corner was the cobalt blue bottles with the sunshine lighting them like lanterns. Some are on rebar stakes. Some were, not permanently it is guessed, on the ends of crepe myrtle branches, shown in the second photo above.
Here is the artist, explaining the concept to some visitors. I have waited to hear from him to learn more about this operation, but understand he is busy with many other things involved with a move to Costa Rica.