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A stunning hidden treasure on the Stanford campus. An enterprising anthropology graduate student brought craftsmen and artists from New Guinea to Stanford some years ago to carve a fascinating series of sculptures, totem poles, drums, etc. What looks at first glance like an ordinary wooded...More
I appreciate the collection of artifacts and sculpture from across polynesia and the Pacific Rim, however, the garden in which these sculptures have been placed appears to be overgrown and lacks intention. Arrive late in the day and the deep and dark shadows cast by...More
I worked at Stanford for 30 years and this is one of my favorite spots on campus. The sculptures were created in place by native New Guinea artists brought to California in a collaboration with the Stanford anthropology department and they engaged with the community...More
The Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden might be missed if you didn't know it was there. It's quite interesting to walk around and see all the different sculptures.
The University had a number of sculptors on campus for six months creating and carving their "totem...More
This little sculpture garden is one of a number of hidden gems. Artisans from New Guinea visited and created these sculptures, one of which is said to look like Richard Nixon. Whether intentional or not, it does!
The garden is hidden in a tiny forest at the corner of Lomita and Santa Teresa. You can walk right by and never notice it. Step inside and it's overwhelmingly powerful and beautiful. Play the crocodile drum. Walk through the entire forest carefully, many sculptures...More