More from our trip to Grand Rapids

Continuing on with our visit at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, this time focusing on the sculpture aspect….

(It should be noted that and I both took pictures, so credit for some of these goes to him.)

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There was random sculpture inside the Arid Garden, including an armadillo

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and this piece, entitled "5 Meercats" (I wonder why?).

Inside the tropical section, there were these awesome planters (maybe a dozen total? there were so many, and they were all different):

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This is the first sculpture you see when you get outside.

If you click to view the bigger image, you can see that he/she has a big frowny face. Quite cute, actually.

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Then, there were children playing.

As with all sculpture parks, there was sculpture randomly throughout the place. Often, I wished there was a better explanation of the piece or its inspiration or meaning, or even a better title (some were titled “Number 4” which is just not helpful).

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Rabbit

There was a pretty awesome piece on the Great Lakes ( worked very hard to get a picture with the entirety of the lakes in it):

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You can see the dark spots where it's deeper, and there was actually water in the whole thing, and kids could play with the boats floating in the water. Very cool.

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And, off to one side, there was a water wall, where I tried to take a picture of water. I think I did a pretty good job.

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There was also this pretty neat compass / sundial.

It was very accurate, too. I stood right on the “October” spot and my shadow pointed to the right time.

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Probably my favorite sculpture was this one of a Grandpa telling a story to his granddaughter. I tried to capture it and I'm not sure I did, but the original artist did an excellent job of depicting the moment.
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There was also a pair of "friendly dragons"

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and just beyond that, there was a small labyrinth.
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How about a giant frog?

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Don't believe me that it was big? How's this for context?

Of course, this pales in comparison to the giant horse, but the pictures for that aren’t uploaded yet, so you’ll just have wait. But trust me, it’s amazing.

Up next? Probably flowers. Also, I have an interesting piece I’m titling “colorstudy” that I hope to have finished by the weekend (just need all the pictures uploaded first).