Thursday, June 9, 2011

ATLANTApix: "Maple Leaf Rag"

Maple Lead Rag by Dave Horner
"Maple Leaf Rag" by Dave Horner
When tourists enter the Hardin Visitor Center at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, they're welcomed by the breathtaking Nepenthes Chandelier by Dale Chihuly...but there's more. 

Displayed on the left wall, as you enter the visitor center, Maple Leaf Rag by Dave Horner is a collection of five maple leaves, each nearly as wide as I am tall, ranging in color from summer-green to fall-red.

The carbon steel and acrylic sculpture, designed from maple leaves from the Garden itself, shares the same name as the most popular ragtime song ever. It was composed by Scott Joplin in 1899—more than 100 years ago! I did not know the name of the song but as soon as I heard it, fun memories associated with the song came flooding back.

The next time you're at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, look up and left to check out this beautiful piece of artistry...inspired by the Garden itself.

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