Honey Locust Permanently Graces Park Towne Place’s Rain Garden

To many Philadelphian natives, the honey locust tree is cultivated for its beauty, elegance, and durability. It is found in abundance around the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Fairmount Park, serving as a wonderous portico from city to suburb. During the Fall season, it turns a golden yellow–giving a protective coat over its city of brotherly love, as winter begins its slow taking.

In honor of these sanguine beams of joy, InLiquid artists and creative partners Kate Kaman and Joel Erald, together known as EKE, have created an interactive sculpture to grace Park Town Place’s Rain Garden, titled Honey Locust. Commissioned by AIMCO and installed in celebration of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s Centennial, EKE’s dynamic, arching, 46-foot sculpture elevates the familiar leaves to a monumental scale, gracing its visitors with shade, and when winds pass through its leaves, air. Placed in the Rain Garden at Park Towne Place Museum District Residences, Honey Locust will provide vibrant color all year. 

Kate Kaman (b.1981 Cleveland, Ohio) and Joel Erland (b.1978 – Coimbra, Portugal) are contemporary visual artists whose collaborative works are drawn from botany and organic life. Multi-disciplinary skills—ranging from traditional sculptural techniques to cutting-edge computer manufacturing processes—enable this dynamic duo to create contemporary environmental artworks. With their works installed in corporate interiors, Honey Locust is to be their first outdoor interactive sculpture in this city, to be enjoyed by both Park Towne Place’s and Philly’s residents. 

 

John Howell White

John Howell White is Professor of Art Education in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University in Kutztown,…

John Howell White is Professor of Art Education in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He has an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute and a Ph.D. from The…

John Howell White is Professor of Art Education in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He has an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute and a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State…

Michael Anthony DeLuca

Michael was born in Philadelphia,PA, and currently lives and works in Paoli, PA. He earned his MFA in Painting from Indiana…

Michael was born in Philadelphia,PA, and currently lives and works in Paoli, PA. He earned his MFA in Painting from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, and his BFA in Painting from Arcadia University…

Michael was born in Philadelphia,PA, and currently lives and works in Paoli, PA. He earned his MFA in Painting from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, and his BFA in Painting from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. …

Keith Sharp
Karen Hunter McLaughlin

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire…

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire sculpture. Current work themes are a congruence of large format, multilayer prints…

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire sculpture. Current work themes are a congruence of large format, multilayer prints creating 2-D inhabitable…

Paul Rappoport
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