The Legacy Garden is a site-specific installation series with the intention of
inviting visitors to connect with gay history in a unique
manner while honoring individuals and groups who have
contributed to that history. Various stations are created with
garden plants and botanticals mixed into assemblages of re-used/re-purposed/re-envisioned furniture pieces, found objects,
The photographic series below is from its original incarnation in May 2009 at
the "California Men's Gathering 64: Men For All Ages."
Future installations are planned that would vary based on location, different materials gathered, and collaborating assembly artists.
Thanks to the numerous and wonderful volunteers of the CMG for their donation of time, materials, and funding to make it possible.
In particular Blu, Randy, Barry, Buzz, Dan, Eric, Robbie, Ben~Andy, Dave, & many others.
A view of the garden space from the north end
The wide view of the garden
A window pane of US gay rights activists:
Harry Hay, Pedro Zamora, Bayard Rustin, & Harvey Milk
African American Writers of the early 20th Century
A mirror altar honoring drag queens & flamboyant performers
An old wagon cart honoring Walt Whitman among others...
A miniature proscenium stage for theatrical greats like:
Vaslav Nijinsky, Alvin Ailey, Rudolf Nureyev
And behind the stage, famous playwrights & producers like:
Oscar Wilde, Thorton Wilder, Diaghilev, Lorca, Joe Orton, &
Theatrical personalities Peter Allen & Michael Bennett