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Grounds for Sculptures is a sculpture park in Hamilton, NJ, nor far from where I live. Its founder is Seward Johnson whose work has long been criticized by art critics as “kitsch”, with some even refusing to call him an artist. From the throngs of visitors yesterday, it seems that the public does not share those views. It was a beautiful, sunny day for photography, and here is a sample of what I saw. They are mainly sculptures based on famous paintings that you will easily recognize.

Entrance to Grounds for Sculptures.

A sculpture based on Edouard Manet’s Olympia looks on the entrance and parking lot.

A Turn of the Century, based on Dance at Bougival by Pierre Auguste Renoir.

Sculpture based on Claude Monet’s Woman with a Parasol.

Welcome Home, a sculpture of Van Gogh’s bedroom.

Were you Invited? Based on Pierre Auguste Renoir’s ‘The Luncheon of the Boating Party’.

Sculpture of The Scream by Edvard Munch.

Forever Marilyn, in small size inside.