Category Archives: sculptures
Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Bend…
Bends in roads and stairs…
We used to have miniature dachshunds so I couldn’t resist this sculpture by folk artist Stephen Huneck…
PPAC # 56 – Circle Art
This plate of the original 13 states is in the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, PA
CBWC: 2 different things or the number 2…
I’ve chosen to go with the number two, starting with today’s date on the calendar, Jan 2.
Challenge Your Camera #11 Still life…
And finally a Claude Monet painting seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC and then a recreated still life at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey.
V.J.’s Weekly Challenge : Waves…
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #131: Emotions…
I saw this sculpture a few years ago at Garden For Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. I think this is one of the most emotional sculpture I’ve seen. What is their story? Are they re-uniting or parting? Look into her eyes, do you see joy or sorrow? Are they in a secluded spot for a reason? The possibilities of their story are endless.
If you’re ever in NJ and looking for a delightful way to spend the day visit the Grounds For Sculpture, you won’t be sorry. And don’t forget to look for the hidden art !https://www.groundsforsculpture.org/
RDP Thursday – AQUILINE…
Aquiline is something shaped like an eagle’s beak so what better than this beautiful wooden sculpture of an eagle.
2020 Photo Challenge #30…
This month’s final assignment is to try creating a 3D image. Include elements in the foreground and background that work together to separate those two parts of the scene. My choices are from museums I have visited in the last year or so.
Metropolitan Museum of Art ~ New York City
Portland Maine Museum of Art ~ Portland, Maine
Albany Institute of History and Fine Art ~ Albany, New York. The exhibit was called ‘Well Dressed in Victorian Albany’.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Tour Guide…
The prompt: Share with us an image, or two, or three, (or more!) of where you live. For bonus points, tell us what it is about the photo(s) that you love. I can’t wait to go on a fantastic virtual tour of the world, courtesy of photo challenge participants. Away we go!
Rather than share where I live now I want to share where I was born and raised and lived until I got married.
My home town… Newark, New Jersey
Above is the Essex County courthouse. In the forefront is a statue of Abraham Lincoln called the Seated Lincoln sculpted by Gutzon Borglum who was the creator of the Mount Rushmore sculpture of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.
Surprising to many who don’t know much about the city of Newark, it has some beautiful parks in it. Washington Park, Lincoln Park and the newly revitalized Military Park. Here sits another of Gutzon Borglum’s works, one of his most compelling : Wars of America. He created this magnificent sculpture over the course of six years, completing it in 1926. It memorializes all the major conflicts in which Americans participated up to and including the First World War.
Thus ends a short tour of two of the beautiful sculptures you can find in Newark, New Jersey 🙂