My World Tuesday: Bottle Chapel at Airlie Gardens, Wilmington, North Carolina

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Adella and I visited Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina, last week. There we came across this sculpture garden dedicated to the memory of Minnie Evans. Says the Smithsonian of American folk artist Minnie Evans: "Evans traced her background to a maternal ancestor who was brought to the United States from Trinidad as a slave. There are elements in Evans' art that invite comparison to Caribbean folk art forms, though the artist only once traveled outside her native North Carolina. The bright colors and floral motifs that appear in her paintings were most likely inspired by trees and flowers, especially azaleas, at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, where Evans worked as the gatekeeper for many years."

Comments

  1. What an interesting building. I bet it glows in the sun.

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  2. Fascinating and I love the colors! Terrific captures as always, Sandy! Such a lovely place! Have a beautiful day!

    Sylvia

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  3. Wow! That is fabulous!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  4. What a clever idea -- I am surprised that some idiot hasn't broken the bottles tho. Maybe it is in a protected area where others can't hurt it or is guarded. Definitely unique.

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  5. fun creative recycling idea...

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  6. Your interesting post shows that nothing on earth can bottle in the urge to create. :)

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  7. Very interesting, I have seen bottle houses in the past.

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  8. that's a great way to lessen trash.

    have a lovely week.

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  9. These art - bottle Art is beautiful.

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  10. great shots. it's great way to recycle bottles and turn them into colorful objects of art.

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  11. its a piece of art, great post Sandy

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  12. Looks very special, beautiful chapel of bottles.
    Great shots ;)

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  13. That certainly is interesting.

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  14. This building is a one of a kind for sure.

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  15. This is a fascinating building. We will definitely have to check out these gardens.

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  16. Wonderful shots from the sculpture garden Sandy and a very interesting post.

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  17. Anonymous12:35 AM

    What exuberant Caribbean form. Wonderful!

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  18. Oh, WOW! Beautiful artwork. Quite unique using bottles creating an amazing work of art. LOVE IT!

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  19. Thank you for interesting these beautiful photos

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

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    Seen om My World Tuesday

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  20. Astounding what a creative mind can bring forth, isn't it? I find it very moving that her art can mimic her culture without her being immersed in it from childhood. Vrey moving.

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  21. "Hi Sandy! What a great way to combine art and recycling material. And art it is!! Thanks for showing!

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  22. Save the environment seems to be the motto. Great shots.

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  23. I like the first building. Very nice with the trees.

    I watched from TV a house made with bottled filled with water can be very good insolating.

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  24. This is gorgeous!
    I don;t know how many times I was tempted to do something like this but then I sit and think What happens when the bottles break?
    Then what do you do?
    But boy its nice to look at. Isn't it?:)

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  25. Heisann! Really fantastic, very impressing!
    ;:OD)

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  26. How amazing! I love that someone looked a pile of bottles and tried to figure out how to recycle them in a creative way. LOVE that butterfly!

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  27. ah; i am so envious; i love outsider artists creations. so good that they are able to be maintained and are not torn down

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  28. Wow. What a wonderful work of art this is.

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