Lotus Fountain at Taylor Park
The Dolley Madison Garden Club approached us to design and create a sculpture as a gift to the community of Orange County, and to commemorate the Garden Club's Centennial year: 1919-2019
Thank you to every one whom attended the dedication ceremony May 5th 2019
As well as our distinguished guests:
-Cynthia Brown--Smithsonian Gardens' Manager of Collections
-Dede Petri --President, Garden Club of America
-Kathryn Shea--Chairman, GCA History and Design Committee
-Jean Gilpin--President, The Garden Club of Virginia
-Robert Coiner--Mayor, Town of Gordonsville
-Martha B. Roby--Mayor, Town of Orange
-The Honorable Bryce Reeves-- Senator
-The Honorable Nick Freitas--VA House of Delgates
-The Honorable Abigail Spanberger--U.S. House of Representatives
-The Honorable Tim Kaine--Senator
VIRGINIA 'LOVE' SIGN PROJECT
Here at Raindrops we are so honored to be the designers and creators of Virginia's newest LOVE Sign dedicated in March. A great big thank you to all who attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. It was an amazing time and a fabulous showing at this event A special thank you to our honored guests the First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe, Secretary of Agriculture Basel Gooden, and CEO of the Virginia Tourism Board Rita McClenny for attending this event.
The Market at Grelen and Grelan Nursery approached us to make them a sign for the Virginia LOVEWorks campaign. This campaign was launched by the Virginia Tourism Board as part of the Virginia is for Lovers campaign. Currently there are over 60 signs across Virginia.
The client wanted the piece to look like our garden obelisk that we had designed some years back that are made in rebar, and to have the same ball and basket tops that we forge unto those works. Adam and I passing sketches to each other and creating small mock ups then moved to create a proportion drawing of our final design to be submitted for the clients to approve. After it was approved we began the engineering drawings. This drawing set resolved all of the design functions, material grades, loads, connections, weld types, hardware, angles, and support spacing both visually and structurally. But first and foremost we were concerned with safety and design quality.
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