|Oasis in the Woods
By Rachel Levitt |
To complete the scene, they commissioned Somerville artist David Tonnesen to create an outdoor sculpture. "We wanted something that would reflect nature," says Steve. "That was a challenge, because David works in stainless steel." Set by an archway that leads to the lower pond and the woods behind the house,
Tonnesen's glistening 13-foot kinetic installation both counters and complements the natural setting in a silvery cluster that resembles reeds, leaves, and petals. Says Steve: "It is very much like what we see in the lower pond."
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