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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Sculpture Garden

Last week some members of our photography group traveled to the Garden of Sculpture in NJ. It's a large park containing sculptures of many kinds. There are some very modern, some that just make you scratch your head and wonder what the artist was thinking and some that are a surprise.

Here are some of the puzzling and modern ones.

After you've seen some of these, you wander into a more serene, wooded area. There are surprises around every turn. At one point, we came upon the following family scene, complete with an artist capturing the characters in oil.

There were others, like this mother and child resting and enjoying the view.

Then there was this, the lovers. I don't know whether they are embracing in a joyful "hello", or in a tearful "goodbye".

While there, I couldn't resist the urge to get some pictures of nature. I saw this duck, just hanging around in the lake. Every time I tried to snap his picture, he turned around to preen himself. It was very frustrating.

Persistence paid off and I finally got a better shot of him.

Then there was this tree. It didn't look like much from a distance, just a dead tree, but up close, it was very different.

At the end of the day, we saw this and I couldn't resist. I call this "Men at Work".

They were bringing another piece of sculpture and preparing to set it up. I wonder what it will look like when they're finished. Oh well, another excuse for a road trip.


threecollie said...


BetteJo said...

I like the lovers - it's kind of unexpected - the shoes, the purse, the clothes - very cool.