Flutter and Hum

Flutter and Hum

Mark Rivera

2008, Mosaic

“This beautiful, custom-made, ceramic mosaic sculpture is the focal point of the Rose and Flower Garden. The sculpture was designed to support garden educational goals and uses hand-sculpted tiles to depict native hummingbirds and butterflies visiting garden plants. The three plants represented on the sculpture were chosen for their value as nectar or larval food sources for butterflies and hummingbirds and for their ability to thrive in Davis gardens. The three featured plants also grow in the surrounding flower beds; Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) and the buckeye butterfly, California pipevine (Aristolochia californica) and the pipevine swallowtail butterfly, Western columbine (Aquilegia formosa) and the Anna’s hummingbird”