J. Seward Johnson’s sculptures along Bennington’s Main Streets’
sidewalks were on display for a limited time during the summer and fall 2008. We spent an afternoon there during a vacation trip in September.
They are life-size cast bronze sculptures. What great fun it was to strike a pose for the camera. It was not to be missed on our way out of Southern Vermont.
The place where I first saw one of J.Seward Johnson’s sculptures was at a park in outskirts of Washington, D.C. The sculpture is called “The Awakening”. It is of a gigantic golden hand and person seemingly coming out of the ground. The photo was taken some eight years ago before the use of digital cameras. (the photo will be posted at a later date.)
After that time, I learned of a place called Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, N.J. where a ever-growing group of artists have their sculptures on display along with J.Seward’s version of Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party” with himself and a friend cleverly added amongst the party. The park is open every day of the week with special programs,and a museum of changing exhibits. While in N.J., come visit this place.