Grounds For Sculpture – original photograph

Grounds For Sculpture – original photograph

The Courtyard at the Water Garden in the Grounds For Sculpture

This is the photo used as the base for the Art Quilt ‘The Courtyard’ one of the art quilts that I’m working on

About the photograph:
The ‘Courtyard’ was taken in Water Garden in the Grounds For Sculpture in June of 2011 during a photography session in the park. The photo was taken during the morning on a bright cloudless day.
Camera model:            Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
Image file number:    img_6215.jpg
F-stop:                            f/4
Exposure time:           1/250 sec.
ISO speed:                     ISO-80
Focal Length:              11mm
Max. Aperature:        3.625
Metering mode:         Pattern

About the location:
In 1984, J. Seward Johnson, sculptor and philanthropist and a grandson of Robert Wood Johnson I (co-founder of Johnson & Johnson) envisioned a public sculpture garden and museum in Hamilton, NJ. His desire was to make contemporary sculpture as an art form more accessible and to offer people from all backgrounds the opportunity to become comfortable with contemporary art. Grounds For Sculpture was conceived as a place where audiences could experience sculpture in a familiar, accessible, and informal setting.
The sculpture park began in 1989 on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds and the Grounds For Sculpture opened to the general public in 1992. Since its inception, the park has built a collection of over 240 works, including sculptures by renowned artists Clement Meadmore, Anthony Caro, Beverly Pepper, Kiki Smith, and New Jersey sculptor George Segal.


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