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Artist Date! Time for something completely different

Approaching Griffis Sculpture Park in East Otto, NY, an hour south of Buffalo.

I promised myself and my dear friend G_ that as soon as I was finished with school, I would make the trek out to Buffalo for a long overdue visit. G and I met on the job twelve years ago. Although we only worked together for less than a year. we’ve stayed in touch and current with each other’s lives with monthly, regularly scheduled “phone dates.” (This works really well, by the way!)

So on Wednesday, after a celebratory lunch at the Asa Ransom House, we piled into the car and headed to Griffis Sculpture Park, which just so happens to be one of G’s most favorite places on the planet. And now it’s one of mine, too!

Look out -- giants on the horizon!

Photos were taken with the camera in a cell phone, as I’d left my bulky SLR at G’s house.

Approaching the Aluminum Bathers.

We weren’t able to see everything in a single afternoon, but the Aluminum Bathers were my personal piece de resistance.

Mist from the pond’s fountain entices the swimmers in the water.

A few of the bathers up-close.

Walking some of the park’s 400 acres, I could feel my world view shifting, tilting, turning. And that’s what an artist date is all about, isn’t it?

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  • Fran August 17, 2010, 8:45 am

    What a totally cool place! Love those scultures. I can see why the swimmers were your faves.

  • Carol August 13, 2010, 1:07 pm

    I’m definitely going to go the next time I make the trek to Niagara Falls. What an amazing Artist Date!

  • Patti August 13, 2010, 7:25 am

    What a beautiful place.

    • myartfullife August 13, 2010, 9:29 am

      Definitely! The grounds were so beautifully maintained, too. Admission is by donation: $5/adult, kids are free.