Inner World, Outer World

20170516_103626-1He’s here! Selfies welcome!

Wellfield is so excited to be participating in Epic Art Adventures along the Heritage Trail. This week, we welcomed our own Seward Johnson statue called “Inner World, Outer World”. It’s one of 56 life-sized sculptures to be found along the Heritage Trail. Ours sits just to the north of our Visitor’s Cottage, in front of our soon-to-be-planted Quilt Garden, “Window to Waters”.

Seward Johnson is an American artist who began his career as a painter before turning to sculpture. Johnson has long been considered one of the most widely recognized sculptors of our time and his works have developed a large and loyal following. Johnson is noted for collections that depict people engaged in everyday activities, works inspired by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, and interpretations of cultural icons.

More than 450 of Johnson’s life-size cast bronze figures have been featured in private collections and museums around the world. If you have been to Chicago over the last few years, you probably saw his much greater than life-size sculptures of Marilyn Monroe or Abraham Lincoln at Pioneer Court on Michigan Avenue at the Chicago River. At 86, Johnson remains active creating new pieces. For more information about Seward Johnson click here.

20170517_182209The sculpture will be on display through October, and we think it is a great compliment to our new “Sculptures in the Garden: HEAVY METAL, featuring John Mishler” presented by the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau” sculpture exhibit. This is just another example of why Wellfield is proud to be a part of such a vibrant community, and we thank the Elkhart County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for their efforts in bringing this dynamic public art exhibit to our area!

Be sure to get your photo taken with this quiet man on the bench – and check out the newspaper headlines he’s reading. Don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts (#epicartadventures #wellfieldgardens) and ENJOY this great new exhibit as you explore the area!

See you in the Gardens!

-Eric Garton
Robert and Peggy Weed Executive Director


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