As soon as I opened the box, I knew she was perfect.
A miniature Gaia, or Earth Goddess, sat staring at me in all her splendor. Such a peaceful face on a sculpture full of details and meaning. Of course, being painted green, she had me at hello. Lol!
So, I went out to my miniature gardens to see how to display her, wondering what else I would need for the photo.
I didn’t need anything else, just her. Perfect for a miniature Earth Day celebration in the miniature garden!
Check out the photos below and you can see how Gaia is a natural for any miniature garden. I’ve included some notes on how to “install” your own garden art sculptures to make it look like they’ve been forever. These ideas will work for your full-sized garden too!
Gaia (pronounced “Guy-yah”) is the Earth Goddess created by Oberon Zell. This miniature statue is now available in our online store, Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center and includes a pamphlet full of information on the mythology and symbolism behind the Millennial Goddess.
For example, her arms are delicately engraved with trees and forests, one is a tropic rainforest and the other is a conifer forest. Her hair is made of braids representing the double helix of DNA that forms the branches of the tree of life. And in her hair is the history of our evolution. Quite a fascinating piece that you can hold in the palm of your hand. See more of her here.
Stay tuned for more details on the following miniature gardens which have been with me for a very long time. I realized writing this that each garden will need at least a full blog to show-off the plants and each garden’s history.
And have a Happy Earth Day-Week!
Now, don’t just sit there, it’s the perfect excuse to make a miniature garden!
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