Adam and Eve

The artistic identity of the New Orleans Botanical Garden and City Park comes primarily from the talents of Mexican-born artist Enrique Alférez  (1901-1999). When Alférez  came to New Orleans in 1929, he had already acquired a national reputation for creating Art Deco style sculpture using industrial materials such as concrete and steel, rather than traditional materials to depict patterns of the natural landscape. Even before entering the garden, one can see the influence Alférez  had on the Park.  He created designs on the bridges and various sculptures throughout the Park- most notably at Tad Gormley Stadium and Popp Fountain.

Enrique Alférez