Walt’s Garden

Thurs, Oct 10, 5-6pm, 2019

Save the date for Ed McCarthy’s presentation about this project on Oct 10, 5-6pm at Methow Arts, 204 N. Glover St, Twisp, WA.

A sculpture garden honoring the late Walt Foster is being planned along the Community Trail on Foster Guest Ranch property in Mazama. The project, called “Walt’s Garden,” will honor Walt’s contributions to the community and the Methow Trails system.

The installation, designed and fabricated by sculptor Ed McCarthy of Mazama, will contain six large-scale steel sculptures, 9 to 11 feet tall, that rise above the winter snow and spring grasses.

Exposed to the elements, the steel will develop a rich orange patina to blend in among the surrounding Lodgepole and Ponderosa Pine. “My intent is to create a place of reflection for trail users,” says McCarthy, “with the six sculptures symbolic of the kindred spirit and community that Walt brought to the Methow Valley. I’d love to see a bench on the site too, where people could stop for a break and relax.”

McCarthy plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign in the fall to raise additional funds to cover material and installation costs. A 1/6 scale steel replica of each sculpture is already available for purchase to help raise funds for the project.

For more information, contact Ed McCarthy, edwardjmccarthy@comcast.net or 425-736-6015. Website: edwardjmccarthy.com