Brookgreen Gardens, November 2018 (3)

Over the next  few months, I’ll be posting photos taken at Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, S.C. Although the gardens are not at their most beautiful in November, the sculptures are always wonderful! For more on Brookgreen, see the first post in this series.

Sandy Scott, Peace Fountain

Scott believes that the knowledge of aerodynamics gained in her 25 years as a licensed pilot has made helped her in showing the flight of birds. This work dates to 1996. The photos don’t do it justice.

Carl Paul Jennewein, Nymph and Fawn

Carl Paul Jennewein, Nymph and Fawn,1922

A charming garden sculpture from 1922: very Art Deco in its stylized forms. New York has a couple works by Jennewein (1890-1978), notably Industries of the British Empire on the British Empire Building  at Rockefeller Center (620 Fifth Avenue, between 49th and 50th Streets).

Stephen H. Smith, The Diver

Stephen H. Smith, The Diver,2007

Stephen Smith studied at the University of North Carolina, the Art Students League, and Parsons School of Design. This work is from 2007. I prefer Danielle Anjou’s Diver, but it’s a close call!

Percy Bryant Baker, The Afternoon of the Faun

Baker (1881-1970) was inspired by the Nijinsky ballet of the same title. This marble sculpture of 1934 is based on a bronze version.


  • The Brookgreen Gardens: Five Favorites post is here. For other posts in the November 2018 series, click “Brookgreen Gardens” in the Obsessions cloud.
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