dVerse — Poetics — Repurposing

“I’m in a glass case of emotion.” -Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, 2004 – Repurposing I’m in a glass case of emotioncasually placed on your shelfa trophy for the world to seeyet suffocating, dessicating,becoming a museum piece;an oddity, an icon of other times,something you visit on “free day” Let me be your Wardian casedeep…

Sculpture Saturday #53 — Iron Tree by Ai Weiwei

This is a new challenge for me.  Susan Kelly hosts Sculpture Saturday.  Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park is full of sculpture.  My favorite sculpture there, by one of my favorite big artists,  is Iron Tree by Ai Weiwei.   Learn more about Iron Tree here.

dVerse — Haibun Monday — Spring Promise

Sakura Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park opened in April 1995 in Grand Rapids, MI. Since then, the gardens have expanded and the sculptures have increased to 158 acres and nearly 300 sculptures. In June 2015, an 8-acre Japanese garden was installed that includes a stand of cherry trees. I’ve walked the Japanese garden several…

Haikai Challenge #149: Waterfall (taki)

Mid-winter’s silver flows over rocks, under ice; gravity-compelled, defying temperature, waterfall tinkles in snow.   It is in the 80’s here in MI. Looking for pictures of waterfalls, I came across the photo taken mid-winter and thought oh my, wouldn’t it be nice to cool off there right now. It is mid-winter in the Southern…

Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park — part 3 of 3 — inside gardens

Please note:  I’ve changed the settings with this group of photos, where you can click the image link below each one and open it full size in a new window. There are different climate gardens at Meijer Gardens.  The arid garden has many types of cacti and other desert plants.  This one caught my eye…

Meijer Gardens in Winter — part 2 of 3 — exhibit

The following pictures are of parts of an exhibit at Meijer Gardens called, “The Womb,” created by Rebecca Louise Law.  The exhibit is pretty sparse with clinical-like representations of how big the fetus is and how it grows over time.  There is another case that shows how the placenta grows over time, which was new…