This has less to do with gardening and more about art. But with a moniker of Art of Gardening, I would be remiss to not inject some art occasionally. Not that I need justification. I can post about aphid infestations, I can certainly post about more enlightening fare.
This past Saturday was Art Alive, an art show sponsored by the Albright Knox Art Gallery encouraging groups to recreate works of art, by being the works of art. And with cash prizes! It was held on the lawn of the Albright Knox, so technically it's temporary lawn art, so I feel comfortable posting about it on a garden blog. Here's a few of what we saw.
Robert Motherwell, Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 34, 1971. Collection of the Albright Knox.
Above, my favorite of the day.
Walter Haskell Hinton, Betsy Ross presenting the Old Glory, 1950.
Georges Seurat, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, 1884-6
Norman Rockwell, Girl at Mirror, 1954
Edward Hopper, Nighthawks (detail), c. 1942
Grant Wood, American Gothic, 1930
Above, the youngest participants of the day. No one can do dour like eight-year-olds.
Henri Matisse, La Musique (Music), 1939
Georges Seurat, Models (detail), 1887-8
Above and below, another Seurat, this one featuring my daughter–covering themselves with candy dots and dot stickers to bring home the pointillist aspect. They also handed out free candy. This may have contributed to them receiving the "People's Choice" award, for their category, for the day.
Georges Seurat, Models (detail)