Saturday, October 14, 2006

art in the park

Today, Barbara and I went to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens to see the wonderful, whimsical Niki deSaint Phalle sculptures frolicking amongst the plants. My battery (as usual) was running low, so I was limited to only a few pictures -- but oh, what a delight! This was an artist who clearly understood women's bodies. Isn't this fun? Here's a close-up.The place was overrun with kids, who loved the sculpture, much of which could be sat inside of, climbed on, and crawled through. The Art Cloth Network had originally planned a trip here last weekend but it didn't work out with our schedule.

I loved this totem, too. While there were quite a few plants in bloom, the only shot I made was this, mostly because I liked the juxtaposition of colors.

On the way home I got a guided tour of Peachtree Road. I couldn't resist this shot because it reminded me of one I took in London a couple of years ago.

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Tomorrow, I leave Atlanta for the wilds of North Carolina. I'm glad I have a wardrobe of sweatshirts. I am charging my camera batter as we speak...

6 comments:

Lin said...

Rayna -- mercy, girl, you sure do travel a lot!! Yep, it's cold here in NC -- but warming up toward the latter part of the week ... the Atlanta Bot Garden is one of my favorites!! They always have such FUN exhibits!! Safe traveling!

Rayna said...

Lin - home, then Raleigh and I hope I'll see you. Then I am not going anywhere till January. Ahhh.

Susie Monday said...

Thanks Rayna -- after getting home and seeing something about the exhbit at the Bot gardens I was a bit miffed that I had missed it. I love Niki deSaint Phalle's work and have since the '60s. thanks for sharing them. Susie

Shirley Goodwin said...

Great photos, Rayna, and great sculptures!

Anonymous said...

Rayna,

Semi-random browsing (watercooler) while I'm in Chile led me here. I looked at your work on Studio 78 and was quite blown away. Sorry that I've missed enjoying it in the past.

DLR

Deb H said...

I think Atlanta is one of the prettiest cities I've ever seen.

The art in the park is great. What fun!

Travel safe girl! See you in May!