Garden Menagerie

Sax creates a whimsical and imaginative garden at the Pequot library, Southport, CT that includes nature drawings, prints and, small cast paper and paper-mâché animal sculptures and artist books. The exhibit is the culmination of 20 years of her Menagerie Recovery Project.   Sax draws inspiration from a select group of 19th century books and poetry from the Pequot Library’s Special Collections, as well as Sax’s past historical fiction installations.American poets Emily Dickinson and John Greenleaf Whittier and The Wild Flowers of America by George L. Goodale, 1886, are included among other literary works highlighting the grandeur of nature.

 Sax aims to create work that speaks to our senses, that celebrates the beauty and joy of the natural world.