Road Trip!

August 2, 2015

What better way to spend a gorgeous Summer day than a road trip. A micro vacation if you will. With perfect temps, blue skies and an early start, todays destination: the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I concentrated on the Sculpture Garden… 30 acres of meandering walkways, plantings, meadows and waterways. Around each turn and down every path I experienced another of the world’s most significant works of outdoor sculpture, each expertly presented within a site and plant environment specifically chosen to compliment it alone. A unique museum experience to be sure.







top to bottom: 

“Cabin Creek”  Deborah Butterfield

A cooling rock falls along the way.

“Plantoir”  Claes Oldenburg

iPhone snaps: gp



3 Responses to “Road Trip!”

  1. Janie Friend Says:

    Greg was the horse sculpture made of drift wood? If so there is a similar one in sculpture park in Des Moines

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Clare Says:

    Butterfield starts with driftwood and then casts it in bronze. That way her sculptures have longevity in the outdoors.

    Looks like a beautiful museum for an outing.

  3. Love a good road trip! Especially with the intent to bring back beautiful photos to keep as memorabilia! Thanks for sharing.

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