Vickie Jo Sowell
- Big Daddy's Complete Rejuvenating Community Garden, Emeryville CA, 2002
- African Daisy sculpture, 2007
- Delf Vase, Emeryville CA, 2008
- African Daisy, Delf Vase, & Peace Towers, located in Big Daddy's Garden, Emeryville CA
- Hyashi Deer Fence, 2002
- O'Connor & King fences, 2005
- Heliotrope, Stockton CA, 2004
- Oakland Totems, 2006
- Wall of Whoa, 2011
- Thistle & The Thorn, 2011
It’s an honor and an obligation to contribute to my urban environment through my sculpture and environmentally conscious gardening activities. For much more than a decade now I have been creating and installing significant artworks for the community throughout the Bay Area.
The community garden that I founded and coordinate in my home City of Emeryville,
“Big Daddy’s Complete Rejuvenating Community Garden,” is aptly named as an inspirational force for an urban resurgence.
Communities seek a sense of their own identity, rooted in time and space. My work often keys on this need, dynamically uniting the sense of the place with its regional role, a metaphor that fuses the vision of past history with our vision of where we’re going. I’m extremely proud of the seven narrative historic themes I designed for the over 600 feet of fence panels at the Richmond Transit Village near the Richmond BART station. This vibrant cultural ribbon has been a real contribution to community revitalization.