Portals

Permanent Outdoor Exhibit
Portals natural sculptures © Carolyn Lewenberg
Portals © Carolyn Lewenberg

Created by artist Carolyn Lewenberg, these three pieces were selected for Art in the Park, an exhibition held at Worcester’s historic Elm Park in 2011 that featured sculptures made by New England artists. After the exhibition, Broad Meadow Brook asked if Portals could be relocated onto the sanctuary’s grounds, and Lewenberg generously agreed.

Since 2013, this outdoor exhibit has graced three trees in the sanctuary’s Nature Play Area. Made of vines, tires, and stainless steel bowls, these sculptures will be on display for as long as the elements allow.

Artist's Statement

The circular forms feature a reflective circle in the middle, which suggests a transitional space between realms. The vines used to create them had been strangling another tree, and have been woven in the same way they  grow naturally. What had been a parasitic element on one tree became decorative pendant-like features on another.

Exhibit Hours

Open daily, dawn to dusk

Visitors may view the sculptures whenever the trails are open.