Cincinnati landmarks drew record-breaking attendance at the Krohn Conservatory this Holiday Season. The Mount Adams Incline could be seen as well as the Roebling bridge, P&G towers, and Queen City building. Cincinnati park buildings, Everybody’s Tree House, Ault Park Pavilion, Eden Park Pavilion and the Eden Park water tower made an appearance as well. William Howard Taft was honored with his birthplace and the Taft museum. We hope you enjoyed the whimsical creations as much as we enjoyed creating them. To find more Holiday Highlights you can visit the Applied Imagination Website.
The fair has arrived at Eiteljorg. Revelers can see the Midway Arch, a ferris wheel, and a gold-fish pond, among others wonders. Judy created the fair stands, Paula, the ferris wheel, and Kara, the arch. These wonders are on display for a limited time, so make your way to the Eiteljorg museum by January 6, 2013, to delight in the facies created by Applied Imagination.
This is the first time Applied Imagination tracks have crossed an international border. Jason and the crew are setting up a new holiday display for the Royal Botanical Gardens in Toronto, Canada. Currently the team is three days into the installation which features Canadian highlights. So far the installation of Horseshoe Falls and the polar bear tunnel has been a roaring success. The exhibit will open November 17, 2012 and runs through the holiday season.
Judy created these tractors to go along with the Normandy Barn. Her inspiration was drawn from the botanical materials that she used along with her knowledge of tractors. Once she found a piece that would work for the tractor body Judy built from there. These tractors will go along side the Normandy Barn at the Eiteljorg museum for the Holiday exhibition.
Beth created this Giant Tree Ogre with inspiration coming from her imagination. It is so rare that it may even be the first of its species. It is a friendly ogre that can be found playing with little birds and fairies in the foliage at the United States Botanical Garden this Holiday Season.
The Indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast are known for their totem poles traditionally carved from large red cedar trees. Few of the early examples exist due to decay sped up by the northwestern coastal weather. The totem poles created by Beth can be seen at the Royal Botanical Gardens along with a few of the existing totem poles that were created before 1900.
The Animal tunnels were hand carved by Jarrod. The Catalpa wood that they are carved from was found near the Applied Imagination shop. The already hollow log was transformed into a fox train tunnel and a bear train tunnel. The sculpture is enhanced by the pronounced grain lines that naturally follow the shape of the animals. The bear will be in Canada, at the Royal Botanical Gardens, and the fox will be in Washington, D.C., at the United States Botanical Garden.