Once again, Sue Llewellyn has come up with a subject for her Word A Week Photography Challenge on A Word In Your Ear at http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/a-word-a-week-photography-challenge/ that gives me the opportunity to use pictures that I might not otherwise have shared. Thanks Sue!
I think I could safely bet that you will never, in a million years, guess the title of this sculpture. We came across it while taking a walk through the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Created by British sculptor Dame Barbara Hepworth, this interesting piece of artwork is entitled “Summer Dance.”
“Hey, this might look like just a hole in the ground to you but it’s home to me!” A prairie dog on guard in The Badlands, South Dakota.
Yes, folks, I’ll take a picture of pretty much anything, even a hole in the ground. This one just happened to be one dug in our yard when the plumber came to clear the tree roots out of our sewer pipes.
My thanks to Sue Llewellyn for giving me the ideal opportunity to share these pictures of rust (something I might not otherwise have done) in response to her Word A Week Photograph Challenge on A Word In Your Ear at http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-rust/
Rusty ‘artwork’ by French sculptor Bernar Venet, on display in the Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
A rusty train engine sitting in a siding at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union.
An old wooden wheel with a rusty rim, no longer in service and having no other purpose now than to look picturesque, leans against a fence in Schaumburg’s Spring Valley Nature Center.
A rusty ship waiting to unload at a dock in Wisconsin.
Sue’s Word A Week Photograph Challenge on A Word In Your Ear at http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-yellow/ is Yellow.
Having just written a piece, for one of my other blogs, entitled A Touch of Yellow, I found myself having to once again go through the photo files in order to find some suitable pictures to match the challenge. Although I am by no means a fan of ‘modern art’ I thought this yellow sculpture entitled Love/Embrace, by Leslie Bruning, part of the ‘Sculptures on the Boulevard’ project in Chicago, a bright addition to the park.
Sometimes the chosen color can be only a small part of the overall picture and yet the eye is drawn to it right away, such as the tub of yellow chrysanthemums, in the shot above, captured at the Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford. Or a yellow raft floating by the dock at a lake in Wisconsin.
At other times the color is the majority of the picture such these yellow flowers in a field at Vogelei Park in Hoffman Estates.
Or this stained-glass window; part of a display at Navy Pier in Chicago.
Sometimes the color is part of a recognizable symbol such as this yellow water taxi, a familiar sight during the summer months on the river in downtown Chicago.
Originally created in 1893 by sculptor George Wade, Fountain Girl or The Little Cold Water Girl as it was sometimes called, was first seen at the World’s Fair in Jackson Park, Chicago. It was moved to several different locations after that, before being put in storage for some time. This beautiful piece of artwork was later installed in Lincoln Park but was stolen in 1958. Fountain Girl was never recovered but recently the bronze statue was recast and is now back home in Lincoln Park.
The Margaret Woodson Fisher Sculpture Garden, part of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson
Art Museum tucked away in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood of Wausau, Wisconsin, is where you’ll find this little gem, a stunning bronze sculpture of a mountain lion created by award-winning wildlife artist Rosetta.