location: Pinellas County Justice Center, Clearwater, FL
dimensions: 5' × 70' × 70'
materials: Earthcasting (reinforced concrete with iron oxide cast in molds dug from the earth), pigment, stone, terrazzo, plant materials
Jury Garden (2005) is a public art piece by American artist Thomas Sayre. Jury Garden reflects on the legal mandate for a trial by jury with twelve large conical earthcast vessels mounted on twelve plinths, each similar but not identical, representing the twelve members of a jury. Red and white ornamental grasses grow in two distinct patterns around the jury figures, echoing the arguments for the defense and the prosecution.