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A butterfly made of branches and vines is suspended in David Cook’s woodland art garden. Star Gazette photos by Katrina Styx

Hastings artist creates sculpture garden near C.P. Adams Park

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Hastings artist and resident David Cook has a new project. Well known as the “flower bomber,” Cook has been taking a little break from his duct tape flowers and butterflies to spend some time in nature.


For the past two months, he’s been creating a sculpture garden in the woods north of the Minnesota Veterans Home in Hastings, west of C.P. Adams Park. But instead of bringing in loads of new materials, he’s chosen nature itself as his medium.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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