The girl walking towards you is about to cross in front of a waterfall....
Here's a closer shot of the waterfall.
(There are an awful lot of waterfalls in SLC. I don't know how anyone with urgent bladder issues survives venturing out into public around here....)
The Body Worlds sign behind the waterfall is advertising the exhibition of human bodies that have been posed and peeled down to muscles and bones and such.
Everyone at work is very excited about this exhibition.
I keep trying to talk myself into going to see it...but... I'm...not...quite...ready...to see it....yet.
Anatomy: Not my thing.
The Body World sign is about half of a city block long!
And a garden which is reach by walking down some steps.
It is a fairly new garden, judging from the size of the trees that are turning yellow.
In a few years, this should be quite an interesting little park like setting.
I marveled at the fact that I was standing in a garden in SLC, enjoying the creation of an African man named Nesbert, whom I otherwise would have never had know a thing about.
I think if I ever did meet him, I would have to just call him by his first name.
That last name looks like quite a tongue twister!
(By the way...it was starting to rain while I was taking these pictures; the spots on the sculptures are raindrops!)
frolicking children, yet I find these forms to be quite engaging as well.
There's something rather noble about each piece, and yet silent too. Funny how the sculpted children seemed to have sound, while these seem to study their world in watchful silence.
She has such a demure dignity about her!
I would love to have a sculpture like this deep in my own garden.
Actually, it is pretty cool to remember that as a citizen of SLC, this IS my garden, and I can visit "my" garden whenever I want!
Pure enjoyment, no mowing or trimming or weeding to be done.
Such a deal.
There is just something about seeing sculptures out of doors. It is a completely different experience than seeing a sculpture inside a gallery.
I can't wait to see what the sculptures will look like in the snow.
I'm going to have a chance to find out soon; we are supposed to get out first snowfall in town this weekend.
I have a feeling I will feel a little sorry for the African pieces.
They look like they are not really people who would relish being cold.
Not unlike the few Africans that I have met here. They tended to walk about wrapped in blankets even when it was quite warm out....I wonder how they will do when the snow begins to fly?
I also wish I could visit the garden with someone from Africa.
I'd love to hear what they thought about the works, based on their own cultural sensibilities.
I wonder if their thoughts would be different or the same as mine.
What did YOU think about them?
Come on...share a bit.
It will be like virtually going to see the sculptures together!