Carol Alleman - Garden of Promises
- Medium: Bronze
- Edition: Cast Bronze Edition
- Size: 6.25'' x 4.5''
Each bronze is $2,200. If you purchase two at the same time the discount is 5%. If you purchase three or four at the same time, the discount is 10%. If you purchase the full garden the discount is 15% which equates to $9,350. The measurements reflect each of the five crocus sculptures. The Garden of Promises, which includes Ruby Promises, Blue Promises, Snowy White Promises, Golden Promises, and Promises, were inspired by warm memories of Pennsylvania's early spring days. Choosing a favorite crocus hue proved impossible, however, the golden yellow and vibrant violet ones remain most vivid and cherished to me. The dependable crocus colorfully proclaimed spring's impending arrival; long before there was any other visible indications of its approach (save perhaps the tiny snowdrops). Many times these delicately, determined crocus denied the crusted snow its tenacity, popping their brilliant little heads through layers of both ice and snow. Most times, the short emerald, spear-like tips appeared precisely when we had simply "had enough" of the cold, short winter days and mounding drifts of snow. They promised new and hopeful days exactly when many grew sluggish and experienced the depths of "winter blues." In Lancaster County, the yearly discovery of the first crocus petals seemed an unspoken child-like contest among female adults in their banter: "Are your crocus up yet? Mine are!" Within these heart-warming memories, I received a larger gift. Here, in the desert of Arizona, we do not experience the unexpected joy of the crocus announcing the coming of spring. Yet, each spring I fondly remember their quiet sweetness and the contagious hopefulness they impart. The crocus promises the imminent arrival of spring. The tiny, brilliant crocus continues, consistently, each spring, to remind me of mysterious promises in its sweet whisper: nature knows "nature show" the Way. The complete Garden of Promises speaks of the miraculous and inspiring blooms of the crocus. Appearing as one of the very first spring blooms, the crocus prepares to bloom in icy darkness. Suddenly one day it pushes through the crusted soil and announces the arrival of a new season once more. Each season brings its own unique and necessary gifts to our lives "so it is with the Garden of Promises" the promise of each season being one of potency and perfection. Snowy White Promises is an edition of 399, the rest are editions of 99. Collectors may also purchase vessels in quantities of his/her own choosing - individually or in groups. Buying two or three vessels within the Garden of Promises, at the same time, a 5% discount will apply; purchasing four Garden of Promises vessels at the same time will provide a 10% discount. One may purchase the complete set of Garden of Promises together - at the same time - with a 20% discount.