Thursday, June 30, 2011

Grandparents Cowles visit 2

Grammy, Wesley, Claire, and I went to Grounds for Sculpture on the last day of their visit (while Poppa and Daddy went to the Princeton Art Museum). We had a good time checking out the different sculptures and Wesley especially liked checking each one for the red or green sign. Red means stay off and green means that you can touch the art.

There are these very realistic sculptures of people all over the grounds. Some are set up to look like they're looking at the art and you have to do a double take before you realize it's not a real person standing there. Wesley liked this couple that's relaxing under an evergreen tree.

He wanted to take their sunglasses off, but they were glued on.


ROOARRRRRR!!!!! (This one was louder.)

Seeing if the bamboo will fall down when you shake it. (It didn't)

A tree tunnel path.

Posing with Grammy and Claire by the rock man.

Wesley took the green signs a little too literally for this sculpture and wanted to try out the stairs. In his defense, he saw other kids doing it first and wanted to try it himself.

I have no excuse for why I didn't stop him. He was being careful and it seemed like the sculpture could take it.

"Look Mommy! A circle and a triangle!"

This snake sculpture was really cool. Wesley walked from its head to its tail and back again. I especially like the bulge in the middle like he's just eaten something.

There are peacocks (and peahens) walking all over the grounds and the first one we saw let Wesley actually touch its tail. (It was facing away from us and I don't think it even noticed he was there.) Wesley loved that and wanted to touch all of them. He tried to sneak up behind this guy, but the bird saw him and got up and walked away before he could touch it.


Mom said...

The first picture had me guessing which of you had blond hair and was on the ground. Funny sculpture.

napaaqtuk said...

Great sculpture garden, I'm impressed with how life-like the people are! I love that people can actually touch/climb on the sculptures.