I have been incredibly busy with community, church, and home “work”. I’ve had many things on my “to do” list and I have no idea what happened to January! Did anyone else feel that way? I kept trying to get here….but ran out of time.
Definition of Movement: (1) “the act or process of moving; especially: change of place or position or posture (2): a particular instance or manner of moving.”
What I’m showing you today is the RESULT of movement. The action (movement) has already occurred.
What you see below is the RESULT of movement of water and sand.
When Lake Superior’s wave action recedes from the beach, pulling and drawing sand with the water,
it leaves behind sand “sculptures”, where water rushed around rocks.
a beach on Michigan’s U.P.’s Keweenaw Peninsula.
The result of movement of the sand and water is like Nature’s Artwork on the beach.
The miniature sculptures are fun to find,
and they remind us of the strength and power of water.
Featuring the works of Jun Kaneko, sculptor and media artist.
Lauritzen Gardens are situated not far from downtown Omaha. Yet, one feels as if they have been transported to a beautiful secluded space, far from the hustle and bustle of a large city.
The gardens are spectacular, with many themes to delight the eye and lens. There is a Rose Garden, a Model Train Garden, Spring Flowering, Victorian, Woodland, English, Childrens’, and many more garden theme areas.
Jun Kaneko is a prolific artist whose focus was drawn to sculptural ceramics, as we saw in the Lauritzen Gardens. Mainly known as a sculptor, he also works with glass, textiles, bronze, paper and canvas.
On this occasion in the summer, Kaneko’s contemporary ceramic sculptures were nestled amongst the plantings in the gardens. It was a great opportunity to see the sculptures mingling with the leaves and stalks as if they had “grown” there with the foliage. Their colors and shapes looked very peaceful and natural in the gardens. It was an exceptional experience, and one I will always remember.
I hope you enjoyed the tour through the Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha and the ceramic sculptures of Jun Kaneko.