Are you looking for a true statement piece for your yard or garden, or perhaps a locally-made gift of epic proportions?
Frank Leahy, a Trumansburg-based natural wood artist and one of our 2014 Art in the Heart participants, was generous enough to donate his beautiful Ibeji Twin Arches to the Downtown Ithaca Alliance to sell to the highest bidder. All proceeds will be earmarked for the Cayuga Street Art Corridor and the 2015 Art in the Heart exhibition, so your bids will help to bring more amazing public art to our community’s urban core.
Ibeji Twin Arches, currently gracing Dewitt Park, were constructed from yew branches hand-pruned from Leahy’s property. These naturally rot-resistant branches were symbiotically attached with the sparing use of a nail gun to form two extremely strong organic archways — one scaled for children (~ 5′ W x 6′ L x 6′ h) and one for adults (~ 13′ W x 13′ L x 9′ H). They are firmly staked into the ground with 4′ rebars.
To enter a bid (no reserve, no buyer’s premium, no minimum increment), simply comment on this Facebook thread silent-auction style:
If you are unable to access this Facebook thread or wish to submit an anonymous bid, feel free to email a bid to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bidding, as of January 15, is at $150.00.
Bids will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Friday, January 23. Our intrepid ambassadors will assist with the deinstallation of the piece but the winning bidder will ultimately be responsible for its removal from the park. Pickup date is flexible.