What do you see in the picture below?
Starting from the top, the sky, a flag pole, a freeway exit sign, a hillside, and what's that??? Read on ...
Formerly the sculptor, Matt Gil's work yard ... since his marriage to his charming wife, Lesa Porche, it is now that, and much more. You enter streetside and move thru the living room/gallery/kitchen,
out to the balcony, and down the industrial steps to the patio.
On the way, you enjoy the surrounding, steeply graded hillside that has been carefully planted with low-water plants like this leucodendron
and this luscious agave -
all providing a perfect setting for the artist's work.
The patio has ample room for socializing
and enjoying more sculpture.
Lesa has a snappy home office
and, Matt has indoor work rooms and this heavy-duty outdoor work yard.
It's really the perfect setting for two creative people! As I visit, I think about my daughters and how they would love to have a space to inspire their creativity. Art is not just about art. Gardens aren't just about plants. The bigger picture is one's life and what one wants it to be. This is my lesson from this garden.
Oh ... and that thing that was on the picture at the top. Well, you can see for yourself!
It's a flying bone, thank you!
Matt Gil Sculpture
Garden Location: San Francisco
Designed by Dan Carlson of Wigglestem Gardens
You can reach Matt Gil at Matt Gil Studio