At Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ today, the peacocks were in full strut.
One little visitor dares to get close.
But the peacocks are only part of the feast for the eyes. With 250+ sculptures spread over 42 well-tended acres, you can spend several hours here taking it all in.
Often you are not sure whether you are looking at a sculpture or actual human beings.
Other pieces bring art to us in 3D. On Poppied Hill by Seward Johnson (1999) is one of several tableaus based on 19th century paintings.
Sailing the Seine by Seward Johnson (1999).
Dejeuner Deja Vu by Seward Johnson (1999).
Here some girls pose with The Depression Breadline by George Segal (1999). The man who took the photo for them reminded them to wear grim expressions fitting for the Depression.
If you are in the area, a visit is highly recommended. You will leave feeling anything but grim. In addition to the permanent outdoor collection, there are seasonal indoor exhibitions and a full calendar of ongoing events including concerts, hands-on workshops, moonlight tours, and family-friendly activities.