This is a one of a kind bench carved out of a large granite boulder extended by decorative metal painted red. It came to the forest because many people who were walking the trails wanted benches to rest and reflect. Instead of placing utilitarian benches throughout the sculpture forest the Board of Directors held a competition for one-of-a-kind sculptural benches.
It is called “Evolution” because of the evolution from carving things out of stone to shaping things out of metal that comes from the stone. At the same time they entered the Sculpture Forest competition they were invited to an international sculpture symposium in Latvia. Somewhere in a park in Latvia is a matching sculpture to our Evolution.