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!