Thursday, May 21, 2015

Grounds for Sculpture, NJ

The Grounds for Sculpture Museum in New Jersey features 42 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds to stroll and enjoy a variety of sculptures. We were there recently on a Rosemary House Traveling Herb Seminar. 
  In 1993, Seward Johnson created the Grounds for Sculpture on the old NJ Fairgrounds. We were there for the Seward Johnson Retrospective exhibit which presents an overview of the popular sculptor's 50-year career through a lifetime collection of his works. This very special exhibit has been so well received it was held over for another season.

Forever Marilyn, the 26-foot tall, 36,000-pound Marilyn Monroe sculpture from his Icons Revisited series
Some of his series is "Celebrating the Everyday" and features normal scenes.

One of the shows most exciting pieces is The Awakening, a 70-foot long giant emerging from the earth whose 17-foot arm extends dramatically into the sky.

1 comment:

Angela McRae said...

Wow! I think the giant may be my favorite! (I just love the creative thinking that went into all this. Somebody was definitely thinking outside the box.)