Greg Ragland
No Salt Just Pepper, Three Peas in a Pod, Starters, 2010 Painted cast aluminum

In an urban setting, community gardens contribute to and encourage the preservation of open space; provide food; strengthen neighborhood bonds; and create recreational, educational, and therapeutic opportunities for the participants. The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City temporarily transformed a vacant lot in an urban location near the TRAX Station into “The People’s Portable Garden.”

Utah-based artist Greg Ragland was commissioned for the project and responded to the spirit in which the garden was created by adding color, scale, shape, and levity with his sculptures. The large-scale work enhances the garden, even in dormant seasons, and brings a sense of place and identity to this once vacant lot.

 

Location
People's Portable Garden 200 W 900 S District 4

Artwork featured in header: Through the Safety Lens by Alexander Tylevich