The sculpture attraction was created by Seward Johnson, a sculpture known for kitsch who also happened to be a Johnson & Johnson heir. Financial freedom lends itself to creative freedom, and the result is a place that is pure corny fun! The gardens are delightful, and feature sculptures modeled after famous people, every day people and — my favorite — famous works of art. Here are some shots of us having too much fun jumping into favorite artworks:
Van Gogh's Bedroom (it reminded me of Blues Clues!)
Renoir's The Boating Party
Edouard Manet's Les Dejeuner sur L'herbe (clothing optional)
Hanging out under Marilyn's skirt!
Sharing a hula hoop with a little girl.
After our photo-taking odyssey, we headed to the Mediterranean Chateau, a Portuguese restaurant with the best dang dry rub ribs ever. They deserve a plug for sure!
It was a great fun day, and for $15 adult admission, completely worth the trip to Grounds for Sculpture.