Who knew there were luscious rainforests in Marysville, Australia? And that a sculptor named Bruno Torfs has lovingly hand crafted a collection of unforgettable characters from clay and fired them onsite in his kiln–then placed them in his garden, creating a fanciful, magical world and probably forcing you and I to put Australia on our bucket lists–if it wasn’t already there.
On the 7th of February, 2011, bushfires swept through Marysville, including Bruno’s sculpture garden. Through the support of family, friends, acquaintances and strangers from all around the world, Bruno and his family were inspired to rebuild their beloved home and garden. Helped by friends and volunteers, the process of rebuilding the garden took two months.
Here’s a video about the fire, the rebuilding of sculptures and re-emergence of life in the garden, from his website and book.
Thanks to Kathleen for forwarding images from Bruno’s garden.