The sentient reality of nature is the theme of this 5-statue exhibit by Daniel Popper, currently on display at the Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois.
Most of the statues are inter-active, inviting the viewer to walk through or linger inside and feel the nurturing, protecting energies of nature – personified.
What impresses me personally is how true and real is his connection with the spirit of nature. In the Ladies of the Realm gallery on this website, you can see these same life forms as crafted by the ladies themselves into their signature home base trees.
Below left is a nurturing female nature spirit birthing forth a baby bird – carved into her anchoring tree by the Lady herself. This nature-created sculpture is also at Morton Arboretum.