Monday, June 28, 2010

Grounds for Sculpture

We had family in town visiting this weekend, so we took them to the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey, just northeast of Trenton. Established on the old state fairgrounds, the Grounds for Sculpture is a private, nonprofit 25-acre sculpture garden, arboretum and park featuring over 250 sculptures.

Most of the artwork is contemporary, especially that which I like, but there are many examples of representational sculpture in the park as well, such as these painted cast bronze figures reminiscent of a Renoir.

Among my favorites, offset beautifully by the dramatically colored building.

This piece, called Awakening, is my favorite. I love the design, the texture and the colors, which remind me of the desert Southwest. Late afternoon lighting doesn't show off the piece to its best advantage.

Despite temperatures in the 90s on Saturday (June 26), we spent three hours strolling the grounds. It's a captivating place.

1 comment:

Ray's Cowboy said...

very nice ...thank you.