Search Me

“I want my work to disappear into the landscape and then take a viewer by surprise. After he gets over the shock of being fooled, it becomes an emotional discovery. Then he owns the sculpture. People often revisit their favorites. They become like friends.” Seward Johnson

Search Bronze Statue

I could see her all the time as the Blue Bus passes by the entrance of Stanley Park this woman sitting on the bench. This is the first time we met close-up. She’s searching for something in her purse.

Search Bronze Statue

Did she lose a button that is hidden on her nest looking hairdo?

Search Bronze Statue

Or is it in between the pair of glasses sitting on her head?

Search Bronze Statue

Or between the cleavage of her breasts?

Search Bronze Statue

Who knows?

“It’s easy sometimes to forget the simple things that give us pleasure. If we open our eyes, life is marvelous. The human spirit triumphs, if only for moments in a day. I try to have my work call attention to those moments.” -Seward Johnson

Search – Bronze sculpture by J. Seward Johnson gifted to the City of Vancouver. He is well-known for his life-size statues.

9 thoughts on “Search Me

  1. Beautifully captured, Perpetua. Most people can relate to this statue. A perfect quote for this one. “…If we open our eyes, life is marvelous.” Love it! 🙂

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