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sculpture garden research
trying to visit every garden and sculpture garden i can to research the future garden of the goddess (name is wip) . . .
this week my partner and i took a little day trip to Ground for Sculpture in hamilton township, nj for our anniversary and ultimately for my sculpture garden research as i have a bit of a secret dream of someday creating a sculpture garden- currently i’m calling this secret space i’m dreaming of “the garden of the goddess”.
we took our trip on a grey monday after we realized all the sunny weekend tickets were sold out, and we also took our trip with very little expectation or research, just planning to have a nice grey day walking around looking at things. the fountains are not yet on, but the grass is green.
^these bulls had me feeling fecund and a bit juicy tbh
overall, Ground for Sculpture had sort of what I think of as a capital “A” Art/Art History amusement park type of vibe, but with no rides- think reproductions of famous paintings come to life like a giant American Gothic couple, a Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe manet picnic to stumble upon through a bush, the ode to matisse at the top of this post. it could almost at times be a eurocentric mini golf situation? a fun and funny vibe for many to photograph and insert themselves into a little slice of history or a particular culture? all these recreations were made by Seward Johnson and Seward Johnson atelier… come to find out when googling this man once we got home- he is a Johnson jr, heir to johnson sr’s fortune made from you guessed it- Johnson & Johnson. i did not tend to photograph his work much ( the dancers got me tho…)…
needless to say Seward will not be included in the garden of the goddess.
portal rest…. portal.. rest….