Larry Kornegay Designs Donor Wall for the Desert Botanical Garden

(Phoenix, Arizona) — Phoenix based designer and sculptor Larry Kornegay has completed the design for a new concrete donor wall at the Desert Botanical Garden. Inspired by his love of architecture, landscape and sculpture, Kornegay’s installation is the latest of several artistic projects in collaboration with The Garden over the last decade.

The donor wall, titled “Tending the Garden”, offers something different from every vantage point, inviting garden visitors to take in a 270 degree view of the installation. Wooden slate seating, desert flower themed donor tiles, and a dedicatory plaque embellish it’s surface. The concrete canvass also incorporates the Desert Botanical Garden’s logo and guiding words from their mission statement.

Construction of the donor wall was by Chris Turner of RJ Bromley Construction, Inc., long time friend and colleague of Larry Kornegay.

About Larry Kornegay

Utilizing his experience with a diverse knowledge of materials and building techniques Larry makes sculpture in many mediums, including cast concrete. His love of concrete as a sculptural medium, combined with his passion for gardening and appreciation of fine architecture led to the design and production of his first planter designs and the founding of Kornegay Design, LLC in 1998. He continues to find inspiration in the symbiotic relationship between the creative exercise of designing site amenities for public space, working with other designers, and making sculpture.


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