Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Parks do seem to be the perfect place to host a whole multitude of statues don’t they? Hurray for parks. We’ve had a fair few replications from the notorious Statuepark recently, and this evening we make a return visit to the beautiful Rodin Gardens, in Paris…
The beautiful gardens house a famous sculpture garden, featuring works by the French artist Augustine Rodin, as impersonated by SwissToni and Caitlin on a trip earlier on this year. So, here’s a guided tour around a few of the exhibits:
Around an ornamental pool stand the statues of Eve, as modelled by Caitlin above, and Adam, which SwissToni tackles below.
This pose does bring back some vivid memories of his cricket bowling action some 15 years ago.
Also around the pond one finds the Shadow statue, as bravely modelled by ST above (despite people being sat on the bench nearby and peaking over the hedge at him).
One of the more famous Rodin works is that of The Thinker, which sees ST above in typical pensive mood, although having said that, I find it hard to spot the spectacles on the statue up there.
Finally, I have been unable to locate the name of this sculpture, but I’d imagine this is how Caitlin felt after being dragged around a delightful park imitating statues all afternoon.
Which leaves me to say: once again brilliant work in the name of Stand By Your Statue Caitlin and SwissToni! I will start to award gold stars one of these days…