Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Topiary Park, Columbus, Ohio

The Topiary Park was conceived by Columbus sculptor James T. Mason in 1989. Even in the winter with very little greenery, it was still interesting albeit slightly goofy.

Of course I was looking for the monkey but it was a little too shadowy to photograph and blended in too well with the surrounding figures so I settled on a portrait with a dog instead.

I had never paid much attention to the boat rowers and was intrigued to think about the subjects in Georges Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte in more detail than I ever had before. One of my favorite parts was the frozen pond and the ice blue color of winter combined with the warmth of the evening light.

After closer inspection, the Topiary Park might only depict half of the people but I will give them props for trying.

Here's to returning during the same season as the painting when feet and hands are not feeling like they could fall off and the plants are more filled in.

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