A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
This park in Columbus, Ohio, that has existed since the late 1980’s has around 50 topiaries.
Created by sculptor James Mason, who died in 2022 and his then wife Elaine, they created 54 people, 8 boats and a bunch of animals next to a new pond made in the park.
They were recreating the painting A Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of La Grand Jatte, by Frenchman Georges Seurat, a pointiliist painter from the 1800’s. The pond was the substitute for the River Seine in the original painting.
Topiary lends itself to figurative pieces. Here you can see an Olaf from the Disney film Frozen – not as classy as a sculpted plant recreation of a Pointillist painting, but potentially on-trend!
Written by Darren Lerigo of Modern Mint