Sunday, August 28, 2016

Colorado: Loveland: Benson Sculpture Garden



Benson Sculpture Garden, Loveland, Colorado. May 2016.


Earlier in the day, I toured the Art Castings of Colorado foundry in Loveland. Now it was time to visit the city's Benson Sculpture Garden.


Benson Sculpture Garden, Loveland, Colorado. May 2016.


Raindrops added a poignancy to the works, both man-made and natural.


Benson Sculpture Garden, Loveland, Colorado. May 2016.


It pleased me to see so many women subjects in the park. Ordinary women, doing ordinary things.


Benson Sculpture Garden, Loveland, Colorado. May 2016.



For a relatively small park, there is rich complexity in Benson Sculpture Garden. There are open spaces, wooded spaces, wide pathways, arched bridges, still water, moving water. Sculptures include women, men, children, mammals, birds, reptiles. Some figures are quiet, some full of movement, some sad, some joyful. There are trees, flowers, shrubs, grasses short and tall. You could visit the park many times and discover a new facet each time.


I've got not one, but two slideshows of the sculpture garden.

The youtube version with background music is here (about five minutes):



And below is a slide show from Flickr that you can move through as quickly or slowly as you wish:

Benson Sculpture Garden



And it's free. This is so important because it makes art and a natural space accessible to everyone in a community, regardless of income.


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