Thursday, December 18, 2008

Viad Tower, part 3

I created this collage so that I could show you some of the sculptures that decorate the grounds and the lobby of the Viad Tower. In the upper left corner is “Museum Guard” by Gary Mirabelle, a sculpture that is so life-like that people approach “him” all the time looking for directions. Below the guard is “Best Seller” by J. Seward Johnson, Jr. This sculpture actually fooled me the first time I visited the park area. I was viewing this piece from the back and I kept wondering why someone would stop here to take an afternoon nap.

In the center top is “Puddle Jumpers” a sculpture by Glenna Goodacre that I mentioned yesterday. Below the kids is “Nice to See You” by J. Seward Johnson, Jr., the window washer who has been working on this same spot on the window for quite a while now.

On the top right is “Catching Up” also by J. Seward Johnson, Jr. This sculpture is located in the building lobby where he stands reading his newspaper. The last photo on the bottom right is “Flora” by Jo Hess, a sculpture located in a flower bed near the entrance to the building. Flora is forever contemplating the flowers in her garden.

10 comments:

Boise Diva said...

Those real-lookings ones ARE clever...

Pat said...

My wife and I were in London at the famous wax museum and she made me hold all the bags while she used the powder room. I was sitting there looking like a tourist so I decided to pretend to be a wax figure. People would come up to me, almost nose to nose to see if I was real. I would then look at them and smile. It was the most fun I ever had. Maybe I'll try it at the Viad.

Jarart said...

I love this!! I can see how that guard would fool a person. Great Fun.

Wayne said...

Brilliant Sharon. The guard is great but the window washer is my favourite.

I can't do collages with my software and this is probably just as well.

Sharon said...

Oh,Pat, you made me laugh out loud! That does sound like fun!

cityding said...

I like your pictures.

Jackie said...

Wow, I assumed the top left one was real too! What a brilliant collage!

PJ said...

You're so lucky to have such fabulous public art. You can photograph them all day long and see something different every time. Very nice series.

Susie of Arabia said...

These sculptures are terrific. I love public art pieces like these. Its' nice seeing these clever works of art that imitate life to a "T." Jeddah has hundreds of sculptures, but none of them feature actual people, since that seems to forbidden by the religion here.

Ken Mac said...

these are fantastic. This we don't have in New YOrk!