Artist Erica Kirchner is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art and the University of Louisville. A desire to move her art into the garden led to her new work in copper in 1995. For 14 years She has designed, created and hand-crafted copper garden sculpture. In 2004 she added a line of miniature copper dogs and cats. Her work is contemporary and each individually hand-crafted piece represents a unique design by the artist.