Art in the Gardens
Inspirations from Nature: Paintings by Anthony Dyke and Susan Morrison-Dyke
- November 29, 2018 – March 3, 2019
- South Lobby, Crystal Bridge
- Free to view the exhibit
Anthony Dyke and Susan Morrison-Dyke, both accomplished artists in the Oklahoma City metro area have created an exhibition of paintings inspired by nature to be featured at the Myriad Gardens’ re-opening of its visitor center. The exhibition consists of large canvases created specifically as a celebratory tribute to the “beauty and inventiveness” of “nature and architecture”. The artist’s abstract paintings share a common thread by the use of textures and colorful botanical elements based on flower colorways and landscapes often confined within architectural parameters in the paintings. The artists’ love for the physical act of painting invites the viewer to simply enjoy the rich qualities of paint and celebration of nature’s impact on artistic creativity.
Anthony Dyke is a painter who draws inspiration from nature, interior spaces and his urban surroundings. He manipulates images that are often reduced to shapes and areas of color through an intuitive process that leads his works to a richly textured and painterly abstraction.
Susan Morrison-Dyke finds inspiration in the spiritual geometry of ancient art, the reductive design, and abstraction of mid-century modern and the fresh inventiveness of cubism. She is an accomplished colorist, using color to create spatial ambiguities while constructing her paintings with figurative, architectural and organic elements.
Sculpture Addition to the Children’s Garden
Thanks to a signature grant from the Fred Jones Family Foundation, the Myriad Botanical Gardens is delighted to announce that the commission of a charming “Prairie Dog” sculpture from renowned artist, Nancy Schȯȯn. Look for this latest public art addition to the Children’s Garden.
Story Teller Chair
Thanks to a generous gift from Gail and Bill Beals, local Oklahoma artist Don Narcomy has created a one-of-a-kind kind mystical throne that will sure to bring delight to children and families for many years of storytelling and reading in the Children’s Garden.
Gold Fish Sculpture
Located on the east side of the Crystal Bridge.
Artist Hans Van de Bovenkamp created the 14-foot red abstract sculpture as a means to connect the organic forms of nature with urban architecture and the environment. You can find this sculpture on the northwest corner of the Gardens.