January 28, 2013

Grounds for Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture is a public sculpture park located in Hamilton, NJ. It was founded by J. Seward Johnson to promote an understanding of, and appreciation for contemporary sculpture. His mission was to promote an appreciation of sculpture rooted in his conviction that art belongs in the lives of everyone. Displayed by over 250 American and International Sculptors in a variety of styles and media, it is  phenomenal art in a gorgeous park. Whimsical, playful and contemplative - you decide...

My best girlfriend Joanne took me to this magical space one sunny day. I was excited to go, however, never did I imagine all the creativity that lived on the premises. Enough of my words, see for yourself, smile and enjoy!

The introduction with a beautiful archway. The parkland is full of thousands of exotic trees and flowers. A feast for the senses.

The details were impeccable. It was if Auguste 
Renoir was really there.

I thought for certain this couple was taking a mind break from all the art that surrounded them. It was not until I stared two or three times did I realize it was sculpture.  Unbelievable!

I love these crossroads because it reminds me of that famous poem by Robert Frost entitled "Two Roads Diverged Into a Wood"I sometimes find in my life that I am presented with crossroads, and a decision of sorts needs to be made by me. I re-think that poem over and over again. "And then I'd stop..and think some more." - a quote by the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz.  :-)

Lovely peaceful paths...
Monet would have loved this portrayal of his wife and son. The folds in her dress are very realistic. As we walked away, I found myself turning my head around to keep looking at the two figures. So engaging.
Peacocks walking around the serene grounds with people. Some showed off their colorful array of feathers. They seemed to mesh in beautifully, and children, young and old (me) thoroughly enjoyed looking at them.
Woman of Silence.

I do not have many words to say about this beautiful piece of sculpture. When Joanne and I walked up to view her, we were mesmerized. To see her when the sun is shining through the trees is nothing short of magnificent. Some things cannot accurately be described by words.


  1. rendered speechless is a good thing. looks like a fun tour.

  2. Kathleen what a wonderful place to stroll and appreciate the artful sculptures!

    2013 Artists Series

  3. Kathleen,
    I was not aware of this wonderful place but will be adding it to our 'to do' list! Thank you for sharing.
    Your Friend,
    PS Your calendar was mailed today! :)

  4. Gorgeous certainly my kind of place! I need to google where that is in relation to my sister house in NJ. It's on the bucket list now!

  5. Kathleen,
    What an enchanting and interesting place this is. The two lying on the ground look so real. The crossroads looks peaceful, and my favorite is the Woman of Silence. I love her because sometimes I think we can learn things if we listen more and not speak as much. What a gentle reminder this is, thank you.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  6. Amazing place indeed! The Woman in Silence is a wonderful reminder... Thanks for sharing!


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