Artist: Chris Gardner
Title: Cupid's Garden (1994)
The artist imagines this work as "the garden where Cupid grows his arrows." Arrows have been a predominant motif in the artist's sculptural work for some time, as Gardner enjoys the dynamism and sense of movement they convey and the numerous metaphorical possibilities they offer.
Cupid's Garden is appropriately located on a traffic island where several streets converge. The arrows allude to signs that direct the busy flow of traffic and become shiny directional counterparts for the cars dashing by.