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The Seward Johnson Collection

My sister and I had a great time on Saturday. We have been looking forward to this day since last Fall. It was the first Saturday this year that we had a list of yard sales to go to. With dollar bills in our purses, we took off with great anticipation. To be honest, we really didn’t care if we find a lot of goodies or not. If we find one or two items it is just fine with us. It’s really about the day. After breakfast, we got busy on shopping then decided to go into town for pizza at one of our favorite pizza places. Then we went into Crown Point, Indiana to see the statues at The Square. They had lots, including Abraham Lincoln, Marilyn Monroe and more.

Following an early career as a painter, Seward Johnson turned his talents to the medium of sculpture. Since then, more than 450 of Johnson’s life-size cast bronze figures have been featured in private collections and museums in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, as well as prominent places in the public realm such as Rockefeller Center, Pacific Place, Hong Kong, Les Halles in Paris and Via Condotti in Rome.

My art is an imitation of life. [The Sculptures] do many things; they can warm up IMG_0146a park or public space and they invite people to come into that space so that they don’t feel quite alone. They also make good neighbors — they don’t make a lot of noise.

Realism has the capacity to reach everyone; there is no age barrier, no culture barrier. As the breadth of communication expands, so does the potency of a particular work”.

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Retired Christian wife, mother and grandmother

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