Sculptures made of steel, stoneware, aluminum, bronze, copper, wood and stone will be on the property and available for public viewing for at least the next year. There are 24 pieces on loan from 14 artists who helped transport and install their artwork on the grounds for free.
Danbury sculptor Denis Folz called it an honor to have two of his works on display.
The curator of the exhibit says Governor Malloy wanted the sculpture park installed to showcase Connecticut artists.
David Boyajian of New Fairfield, a sculptor for the past 35 years, said the artists welcome the public exposure to their works. His piece is called ‘‘Kinetic Milkweed,’’ and is made of steel and pivots with a strong breeze. It sits on the lower back lawn with a blooming white dogwood tree serving as a backdrop.
A horse made from scrap steel and inspired by an old red wheelbarrow, is just one of 24 works from Connecticut sculptors that’s on display. Marcia Spivak’s ‘‘Big Red’’ sits on the back lawn. The Wilton artist, who specializes in horse sculptures, said she often finds inspiration from ‘‘Dumpster-diving’’ for scrap metal.