Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Statues Clowns and Critters for Saturday

What could be more uplifting than statues, clowns and critters and not necessarily in that order? They rock my world how about you? I'm posting to City Daily Photo and 


All the critters in our lives teach us so much of what we know.

Be like your dog and chase you sense of wonder.

 "Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand."
Neil Armstrong

"No matter what your heartache may be, laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds." Red Skelton

Have you ever watched a Meerkat rub against a rock?
 Here's why, they are marking their territory. 

"To become the king of your territory you must not allow any of your time pass without converting it into building your skills in that area of life."
Sunday Adelaja

Showing off!

"When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don't seem to matter very much, do they?" Jennifer Niven

Now how about those statues I promised?

For me it's all about statues that someone somewhere took the initiative to create just for us to discover and they're everywhere. I don't just enjoy the statue itself but the story or history behind it. Discover and unravel new things.

These are all works of art performed by Jonathan Borofsky.

Ballerina Clown on Rose Avenue in Venice Beach, California

I recently rediscovered him, it seems life always brings on other more important things and my research of sculptor, Jonathan Borofsky fell behind to collect dust. I'm only sharing three of his statues waiting to be noticed, there are so many more. Honestly, a road-trip-extravaganza is really a possibility. Someday. Of course, it's not his statues alone, take Venice Beach, California there are notably 25 things to see right off.

From The Performing Arts Center in Denver, Colorado

The Dancers

"Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering."  Steve Maraboli

Meet "Hammering Man" from his series of monumental kinetic sculptures and it represents, "the working man." Since this installation in 1992 it's logged some 90,000-minute striking 4 times a minute. 

"When you take the free will out of education, that turns it into schooling."  (Boring right?)
John Taylor Gatto quotes

Imagine if artists, sculptors, and writers and such never applied free will to their work?

" Good things happen to the human spirit when it is left alone."

John Taylor Gatto

What happy dogs know. Watch and follow by example.

Thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy your weekend whatever it may be.
and take good care of you.


Elephant's Child said...

Thank you. I am a big, big fan of public art - and critters. And have a well developed sense of wonder.

eileeninmd said...

Love the cute pups, at the beginning and end of your post. The monkey and the Meerkat are cute critters. I enjoy seeing all the various sculptures, the peacock is beautiful. Enjoy your nice weather. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy you day and happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

William Kendall said...

A dog will be quite happy with a pool.

Cloudia said...

Thank you my sister from another mother!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

When we get out in nature we feel a bit more carefree. Love your quotes today!

RedPat said...

Love those sculptures. A hot dog knows to go in the water!

Yvonne said...

Interesting post. That ballerina clown is something else. I like some of the quotes quite a bit.

Anu said...

Hello. Interesting photos and great quotings.
Have a nice day.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Some very interesting images!

21 Wits said...

Good morning Eileen you are welcome I always like checking in and seeing your nature moments and critters and now grandchildren they are the best! We are blessed.

21 Wits said...

I love being your sister from another mother you always brighten my day. Enjoy your sun filled marvelous day!

21 Wits said...

I agree we finally had a normal spring day but oh my all my blossoms and flowers have a long road to haul yet.

21 Wits said...

I know right, it’s probably offensive to some and hopefully hasn’t scared too many kiddos. In my research this artist has made that same clown ballerina and has them in Europe as well.

21 Wits said...

I know it’s a constant in and out in all the hot weather!

Jeff said...

That is one content dog. I hope you had a good weekend.