Grounds for Sculpture is 42-acre public sculpture garden located in Hamilton, New Jersey and one of my all-time favorite photography spots. The park was created in 1984 and opened in 1992 by sculptor and founder J. Seward Johnson who hoped to bring audiences from all different backgrounds together in an informal setting to experience contemporary artwork. The park exhibits over 270 works, including sculptures by renowned artists including Clement Meadmore, Anthony Caro, Beverly Pepper, Kiki Smith, and New Jersey sculptor George Segal.
Exploring the grounds is like walking through a whole other world. Some of the modernist sculptures are interactive and are surrounded by manicured landscapes. While a wide array of others are sculptural recreations of impressionist paintings. One of my favorite features of the park is the majestic peacocks that freely roam the grounds.
Grounds for Sculpture is truly a magical experience and a wonderful place to gain inspiration.