Seward Johnson, Sculptor & Founder, Grounds for Sculpture
Seward Johnson is an artist known for his whimsy, and his popular appeal – and for founding Grounds for Sculpture 20 years ago. The park is now 42 acres of art in beautifully landscaped settings. With galleries, restaurants and performance areas, this Hamilton, New Jersey sculpture park has become one of America’s unique destinations. Susan Wallner talks to Seward Johnson about the beginnings of the park, his 3-dimensional renderings of Impressionist masterpieces, and one of his most renowned sculptures, “Double Check,” the sole piece of art remaining outside the World Trade Center after 9/11. Johnson describes a new piece he hopes to create for Grounds for Sculpture based on a photograph taken of this sculpture in the immediate aftermath of the attack.