Monticello Ave. at Druid
This work was purchased
by the City of Charlottesville and will remain on permanent display.
nearly 30 years, artist-blacksmith Jeff Fetty has been honing his
craft at Leaning Oak Forge in central West Virginia. From fine furniture
to garden sculpture, his metalwork has earned him global accolades.
Among the most acclaimed of Fetty's production pieces are his giant
daffodil sculptures, displays of which have delighted the public
across the country.
idea for the giant daffodils emerged from a set of garden gates
Fetty built in 1988. After extensively studying natural daffodils,
he incorporated hand-forged daffodils into the design and, upon
completion, began to experiment with freestanding sculptures of
these flowers. The idea continued to grow and reached maturity at
9 ½ feet. The flowers in each grouping usually vary in height
and each is turned or tilted differently to better emulate their
natural forms. Our daffodils most closely resemble the "King
Alfred" variety with its classic yellow trumpet and six petals.
Leaning Oak Forge