Friday, September 22, 2006
A Visit to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Yesterday, my friend Rebecca and I visited the Atlanta Botanical Gardens to see the works of Niki de Saint Phalle. We took our little people with us, as many of these you can climb on. Her beautiful works are made of polyesther. Her many years of breathing the fumes while sculpting compromised her health and she died in 2002 at the age of 72. These sculptures are simply amazing.
I really fell in love with her Totems.
This sculpture is a camel vase and it was in the cactus room at the garden. It has plants growing out of its humps.
Here is another totem. The colors on these are brilliant.
This castle looked fun to climb through. But, it was fenced off so we refrained. I can just imagine the princess who lives in here.
This sign explains why she changed her medium. And below is one of the Skinnys.
I am now fascinated by this woman's works and want to read more.