Art at Alnoba

The art collection at Alnoba was created to be a place for everyone to approach art, be outdoors and enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty and majesty. Walk the trails, experience the sculptures, and leave refreshed and more connected to the natural world.

The art at Alnoba is part of the private collection of the Lewis Family.

“When we first started to think about having sculpture open to public, we knew we wanted a very different and more open approach. We wanted art in nature and for the collection to align with Alnoba’s vision. We also hope the collection here sparks creativity and inspires new thinking by bringing together artwork from around the world.

We have learned much from this experience of creating the collection here. Throughout this expedition, we have been blessed to meet many of the artists in their homes, studios or here at Alnoba. Most are characters in the very best sense of the word and each artist has taught us something, opened our minds, or given us new perspective. We value their creativity, their wisdom and the joy they bring to their work. We hope you enjoy your time here at Alnoba. We hope you have fun and also find some time to reflect, refresh and just ‘be’ in nature.”

-The Lewis Family

We choose art that makes us feel something.

We choose each piece because it makes us feel something deep inside not because it is pretty. Many represent issues we have dedicated our lives to, such as environmental and social justice, human and civil rights and protecting indigenous cultures.

We want to make art less precious and less distant.

Some people can be intimated by art. We believe there is no right way or wrong way to experience art and that it is for everyone. We want folks to come to Alnoba and touch, climb, and explore the sculptures. Kids love to race over to Orly’s Genger’s Going, going, gone and run atop it, hide in its folds or jump across the waves.

We place art outside to get people in nature

Our vision is for Alnoba to be a place for people to get outdoors and in nature; disconnect from devices and reconnect with the land; and hopefully be inspired to help save the earth we share. We think the more time you spend with Mother Nature, the more likely you are to care for her.

The Alnoba Collection

Alnoba Pole

Calvin Hunt, 2019

Aloft

Joseph Gray, 2015

American History

Jeffrey Gibson, 2015

Boulder House

Andy Goldsworthy, 2015-2016

Bowie Dancer

Beezy Bailey, 2016

Boxing Hares

Guy du Toit, 2017

Buddha

Gift from Bhante Dhammagawesi

Colossal Fragment

Lionel Smit, 2016

Dance of Illusions

Pablo Atchugarry, 2015

Die Kop

Shany Van Den Berg, 2014

DWA

Ursula Von Rydingsvard, 2017

Echo

Ursula Von Rydingsvard, 2011

Engagement/Shelter Walking Path

Deb Todd Wheeler, 2016

Get Up, Stand Up

Jeffrey Gibson, 2016

Giacometti’s Granddaughter as Supermodel

Eran Shakine

Going, Going, Gone

Orly Genger, 2016

Gorilla

Brett Murray, 2017

Hard Drive

Florian Wozniak, 2013

Heart of Rivers

Jaume Plensa, 2016

Ice Ring & Radiant Table

Michele Oka Doner, 2016

Indeterminate Line

Bernar Venet, 2010

Julia

Jaume Plensa, 2011

Morning Prayer

Allan Houser, 1987

Moose

John Lopez, 2017

Network

Thomas J. Price, 2013

No Borders

Hilary Jack, 2020

Nuria and Irma

Jaume Plensa, 2011

O Que Estamos Pensado…

Ernesto Neto, 2013

Prayer

Allan Houser, 1994

Raven, Killer Whale & Seal, Grizzly Bear of the Sea & Salmon Totem Pole

Calvin Hunt and John Livingstone, 2008

Ready to Dance

Allan Houser, 1988

Return to Life

Pablo Atchugarry, 2015

Smokejumper

Joseph Wheelwright, 1994

The 1000 Year Dance Cure

Beezy Bailey, 2016

The Difficulty of Being Loved

Jeffrey Gibson, 2015

The Enlightened One

Joseph Gray, 2020

The Old Sage

Joseph Gray, 2021

Up and Away

Dewitt Godfrey, 2018

Warm Springs Apache Man

Allan Houser, 1991

Watershed Boulder

Andy Goldsworthy, 2015-2016

Wild West Buffalo

John Lopez, 2013

Wildwood

Patrick Dougherty, 2019