SEWARD JOHNSON ~ ARTS IN THE PARKS
Updated: Jun 29
Wildwood Crest joined the exhibit! Updated map 6.28.23.
It appears this lounging man is stealing a moment for himself for a nap during the workday. What could he be dreaming about?
Seward Johnson, Cat Nap, ©2014 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc., Photo by David
Holly Beach Park, built on the property of a former school, retains its school bell, maypole, and surrounding oaks and sycamores. Connect with nature and the joy in the air as you sit under one of the towering trees and write a poem.
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Seward Johnson, Next, ©1991 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.
The Atelier works to enrich communities and inspire engagement by weaving Johnson’s sculpture into “the beautiful moments of ordinary life.” With his Celebrating the Familiar series, the sculptures explore these moments in ways that are familiar, personal, and distinctly human. Take a look at the book Best Seller is reading. A human connection to the pieces is what Seward wanted most, as he believed it created a greater appreciation for art.
Seward Johnson, Best Seller, ©1990 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc., Photo by Ken Ek
Seward Johnson stated years ago, “I think that becoming a father has profoundly affected my work. It has softened me and made me more aware of the innermost parts of people.”
Seward Johnson, Hats Off, ©2022 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc., Photo by Peter Ringenberg
The Photo Shoot
This piece was originally commissioned for the grand opening of the famous Giorgio building in the heart of Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive. Its creator’s name, Fred Hayman, is immortalized on the tote bag.
Seward Johnson, The Photo Shoot, ©1989 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.