Purple Field

September 19, 2008 in Landscapes, Photography

Purple Field

Purple Field

Grounds For Sculpture

August 21, 2008 in Photography, Places

I just took my first trip to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. This just may have become my new favorite place. It’s a 35 acre park with beautiful gardens and sculptures. You really have to explore this place, they have these hidden little gardens that will surprise you, but you do have to search for them. The sculptures are beautiful and amazing. I only spent a couple of hours there and it wasn’t long enough.

Some of my favorite sculptures (so far) are by J. Seward Johnson Jr. This artist basis some of his sculptures on famous paintings by such artists as Manet and Renoir. He recreates Edouard Manet’s (1832-83) painting, Déjeuner Sur l’Herbe, in his sculpture Déjeuner Déjà Vu with incredible accuracy.

Other things about the park that I liked was the peacocks that roam freely around the park. The water sculptures are fantastic. The main pond I saw was stocked with koi and the surrounding landscaping was just beautiful.

All in all a great place that I can’t wait to go back to. Fair warning though, the food prices are like other museums I’ve been to, pricey.

Of the photos I have, I only know a few of the sculptures titles and names of the artist’s and they are:
“The Eye of the Beholder “1997
J. Seward Johnson Jr.

“On Poppied Hill” 1999
J. Seward Johnson Jr.
based on the painting: La Promenade (La Promenade, la femme à l’ombrelle – Woman with a parasol) 1875
by Claude Monet

“Déjeuner Déjà Vu”
J. Seward Johnson Jr.
recreates Edouard Manet’s (1832-83) painting, Déjeuner Sur l’Herbe

“Mirage” 1996
Katrina Tatarovich