Desert Island Pond Sculpture

Desert Island Floating in a half-barrel is a desert terrarium.  The terrarium has several cacti as well as a small bone, snake skin, and a lava rock for additional effect.

I have several goldfish in the barrel and water lilies. This is the second summer for the floating island, third for the gold fish, and all seems to be doing well.  I take most of it inside for the winter.

The terrarium was an old globe from a 1970’s  light fixture.  The cap I did myself with low-fire clay.Desert Island Shore

The sun strikes the island quite directly at times, but I think the water helps keep things cool.

About John

Interested in how information intersects daily life, technology, and art. Collaboration specialist, working in social and collaborative media. Biomedical Informaticist, focusing on patient/patient, patient/provider communication.
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2 Responses to Desert Island Pond Sculpture

  1. Liz Bure says:

    I love your ideas. Thank You for sharing. Wish I could figure out how to “follow” this blog…

  2. John says:

    Thanks Liz.
    The RSS plugin I used to use was creating havoc on the site. You can grab the feed here:

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