Honeysuckle Tableau – Last Week at Stone Spiral Gallery

Maplewood summer walkers have been hailed by an installation in the Stone Spiral Gallery, 2506 Sutton Boulevard. “Wood you? Can you? Stick with me?” salutes passers-by in a tableau of tables fashioned from Bush Honeysuckle, one of our region’s most invasive plant species, and a cadre of wooden folks, barely noticeable to life-sized, with their honeysuckle stick dog.

Local artist/environmentalist couple Dale Dufer and Jean Ponzi installed the scene in mid-June to seed some public cheer. Dufer’s ongoing project Think About Tables furnished the space with a 6-foot table built from one bush honeysuckle harvested from a city yard, and surrounding characters Ponzi cultivated flowers from aluminum cans. The gallery window sill displays wood and fabric halves of a poem.

This installation remains on view day and evening through September 26. Take a stroll up Sutton and exchange a Stone Spiral beverage toast with this quirky crew!

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