Arts in Foggy Bottom 2010
Husband-and-wife team, Seth Goldstein and Paula Stone started making sculptures out of Oriental Bittersweet vines after becoming certified Weed Warriors. While cutting down non-native invasive species from threatened trees in parklands and backyards, they became fascinated by the interconnected shapes, twists and helixes of the destructive bittersweet vine. Vinesque is made from four pieces of Oriental Bittersweet bolted together. Seth and Paula’s vine sculptures are on exhibit locally at Brookside Gardens (Wheaton, MD) and the world headquarters of The Nature Conservancy (Ballston, VA); stories about the couple have appeared locally in the Gazette and on WUSA/Channel 9. When not weed whacking, Seth makes kinetic sculpture machines and Paula is a playwright; they are both retired Ph.D. engineers.