From cakes to costumes to concrete mosaics, Eileen Fitz-Faulkner’s life is filled with color and wit. A passionate maker of objects her whole life, she enjoys using various mediums to create fanciful reflections of the world around her. Now, primarily working 3-dimensionally and in concrete, Eileen creates larger-than-life fruit, eggs, and animal sculptures to enliven gardens and living spaces and to celebrate nature’s zest for life.
Eileen has a sculpture in the Cloverdale Sculpture Trail – “Fruit of My Labor – Pear”, a larger-than-life pear, 34″ in height by 23″wide and 28″ deep. According to Eileen, “A recent commission from a landscape architect found me creating a large pomegranate and once born, it bred a series of large fruit. These giant natural replicas make me smile with “what if” scenarios. “How many would it feed?” “Where did it come from?” “Did you really grow that?” The fruit provides a sense of abundance and humor.” The “Pear”, located on Cloverdale Boulevard across from the entrance to the Plaza, was created out of wire mesh, concrete and fiberglass.
Photo by Tedd Peterson