Sara Gothard

Garden of Bead-en

- FOR

Louisiana SPCA


- TYPE

acrylic, public artwork



Commissioned painting on fiberglass as part of the Louisiana SPCA’s 2011-2012 fundraiser, Paws on Parade. Display site: Intersection of Bonnabel Boulevard and Metairie Road, Metairie, Louisiana. I drew inspiration from the abundant flora and fauna that flourishes in New Orleans despite its being an urban space.

Garden of Bead-en, 2011: acrylic on fiberglass (4.5'x2.5'x3.5'), Installed 2012 at intersection of Bonnabel Boulevard and Metairie Road, Metairie, Louisiana. Later auctioned.

Garden of Bead-en (installed)

Garden of Bead-en (before transport, courtyard photo shoot), A hydrangea on the tail and other New Orleans flora for which I have no names.

Garden of Bead-en (before transport, courtyard photo shoot), Oak tree and angel's trumpet.

Garden of Bead-en (before transport, courtyard photo shoot), Butterfly and centipede round out the critters infesting Bead-en.

Garden of Bead-en (before transport, courtyard photo shoot), Back view of hydrangea on the tail and ladybug.

Garden of Bead-en (before transport, courtyard photo shoot), Live oak tree on the right foreleg.

Garden of Bead-en (before transport, courtyard photo shoot), Dragonfly, lizard and butterfly.

Garden of Bead-en (before transport, courtyard photo shoot), Portrait of a cat who lives in the courtyard of our apartment.

Garden of Bead-en sketch, tree side

Garden of Bead-en sketch, plant side

Garden of Bead-en sketch, front