Animals in Nature on Fence
“This high-fired clay tile mural was created by Sherry Bennett in 2005 and 2008. Sherry lived in the house at the time and wanted to do something to brighten up the plain block wall at the front of her home. The east portion, completed in 2005, includes Pikes Peak, forested foreground hills and even close-ups of pine needle clusters. The west portion, completed in 2008, includes a raccoon and a deer in full relief among aspen trees.
In an article about her mural, the Westside Pioneer reported: “She likes is sculpting tiles with her hands, taking on big projects, translating into clay the pictures in her mind from the places she’s been. This was how the mural came about. ‘My husband and I hike a lot,’ she said. ‘A silhouette of the mountains came into my head, and that gave me an inspiration. … She and her husband came across a bright field of flowers while hiking at Crestone Needles. ‘It blew me away,’ she recalled. ‘I had to put them in.’ [the wall and the circular mosaic on the gate connecting the two section.] See photos below for details.” (Source: Westside Pioneer articles on 5/26/05 and 10/09/08)