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Asher's clients commissioned a 7-foot (upscaled) version of "Embrace" and placed it against the backdrop of the natural canyon setting.
The artist likes her sculpture to feature a “window” element, emphasizing the see-through quality of a piece. “Looking through a frame is almost magnetic,” she says. “You want to see what’s inside, through it and beyond — to the simple, harmonious beauty of nature itself.”
Wall sculpture can be mesmerizing when it enhances architecture, as is seen here in a custom commission called "Time on Earth." Asher collaborated with her client to design a stainless steel wave-inspired installation that adds drama to a prized koi collection.
Well-placed sculpture will enhance your garden’s beauty and reflect your personal style. Give your garden an air of sophistication, a sense of harmony and a touch of restraint. “Sculpture becomes almost personified,” Asher says. “It’s like a friend that’s always standing there greeting you.”
Here: "Sisters," inspired by the artist's close relationship with her sisters.
Proportion is a close relative to scale because a garden is a three-dimensional space seen from many points of view. “What intrigues me about sculpture is that we’re juxtaposing something man-made into a completely organic environment,” Asher explains. “I love the contrast.”
Here: "Closer" is both playful and sophisticated in a contemporary space.
There is a notable difference between decorative garden accessories and outdoor sculpture, Asher explains. She clearly prefers the latter. “Enjoying art should be part of our daily life. Here in Southern California, we spend as much time outdoors as we spend inside, so I think people need to start looking to their outdoor environments as an extension of their home — without walls but with more artful possibilities.”
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