Thursday, October 27, 2011

Beyond The Frame

My friend, Pat, and I went to Graham, NC, today for an Impressionism sculpture show.  Awesome is the word that comes to mind.  They are by J. Seward Johnson, Jr. and are life size, made of metal, painted with automotive paint then a matte finish is added to eliminate the shine.  Yep, pretty awesome.  They are made to be  kept outdoors and everyone is encouraged to touch, feel, and enjoy.  We took pictures of us with the "people" and some without us in the frame. 

Johnson creates these life-size sculptures that look like famous Impressionist paintings from artists such as Monet, Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh, etc. and ad libs with them too.  It was interesting to see his touch of humor in each one. 

Dancing on the porch

Johnson's first wife was the model for this sculpture.  Here's a close up of her head and shoulders. 

We had lunch at Graham Soda Shop which is located on the courthouse circle.  Their menu items all have legalese names.  I had the Interrogation chicken salad sandwich.  The dining room in this picture was in memory of the Fire Department and shows a firefighter sliding down the  pole through the ceiling near the center of this picture.     

Our son was here when I returned today and my mom invited us all down to her house for supper.  Yummy yummy, it was delicious.  And we had a great time laughing and teasing.  He said he loves his new job. 

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