Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sculpture Garden on Sunday

Think twice it does matter!

Without Words
Judith Shea artist

It ain't no use to sit and wonder why
your head's too big 
and off it fell
it really doesn't matter it's just art!

As for why the giant blue rooster came to be here at the garden, 
If you don't know by now
read this.

When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
you'll know where to find him.

Spoonbridge and Cherry

Walking up to that lonesome spoon with it's friend the cherry
is one of my long time favorite pieces here.

On a brisk Sunday afternoon we toured the revamped
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
which reopened in June 2017

The evening news showed a photo from a lake in the city without any park goers implying it was too cold for a stroll. However, we were out and there were a good number of other people out as well, and many with their dogs.

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Thomas Merton 

Next is Mark Manders, September Room (room with two reclining figures and Composition with long verticals)

Can you spy the spoon and cherry?

Courtesy of two faces or is it really one?

I'm sharing two of the quote benches, and we actually had to stop reading them, since they were a bit too risque for my munchkin!

Bench and quotes
From the Living Series

Kiki Smith

"An artist is one who can see divinity in nudity.
Ramana Pemmaraju

Matthew Monahan

Don't let him scare you away little one, 
see his friendly smile?

Have a seat, stay for awhile and rest your weary thoughts.

"Always remember the primary purpose of your life
 is living in tune with your energy pattern,
find the true expression for the energy 
and go with the flow."

Ramana Pemmaraju

A cup of Hot Chocolate was in order, to warm up before we headed to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the comfort of being in a warm building.

Thanks for sharing time with me
take good care of you.


Elephant's Child said...

LOVED touring the gardens with you. Megathanks.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Hey! Happy Wednesday

RedPat said...

Thanks for the tour! I saw the Blue Cock in London in Trafalgar Square when it was on the empty plinth.

Revrunner said...

Looks like the same chicken on top of our National Gallery of Art. B-w-o-k! :-)

Sandi said...

You can’t go wrong with hot chocolate.

You know, I think I will not read about why there is a blue rooster. I’ll just accept it with a smile. Some mysteries are better left as they are.

I love the quotes on the stone benches. Haha! Just imagining the person with that sense of humor...

richard said...

Enjoyed your post. Thanks for posting.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the blue rooster is cool. Love all the sculptures and great quotes. Looks like you two had a great day looking at the sculptures, art museum and the yummy hot chocolate. Have a happy day!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That rooster is really cool!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Incroyable series of sculptures Karen.. the blue roosters name made me laugh 😀😀