One thing that Pete and I have been fascinated with for years is the moai on Easter Island. There are almost 900 of the statues arranged the islandand I would love to fly all the way over there just to gaze upon them. I guess this is another World Heritage site I should add to my list.
I don’t know what it is about those stone carvings, but they call to me and I find myself wanting to make my own version of Easter Island right here in Jenworld. I guess we’d call it Jenster Island.
When we were in England a year ago, we went to the British Museum for a look-see. While we were studying the Parthenon Sculptures, Pete stopped to look at the museum guide and then got a funny look on his face. After we were done looking at stolen Greek antiquities, he said he had a surprise for me and led us off to another gallery. This is what we saw:
Holy heck, I would love to have that in my garden.
On a much, much, much smaller scale, I have taken a few steps toward creating Jenster Island.
Standing sentry on our front porch is this wee fellow:
By the shed, I have this:
We also have this, although it is not a la Easter Island:
This is what is known in our family as a Ted Head. My in-laws have several of them and gave me one for my birthday a few years ago. Each one is carved by a guy up in New York state named Ted. I adore themand if my mother-in-law were smart, she’d attack lo-jacks to hers in order to ensure they don’t end up in the trunk of my car and then back here in Jenster Island.
I also dig gargoyles and grotesques (scroll down to the section on architecture). Years ago, I gave Pete a wee grotesque for Christmas. It was a copy of one found at Notre Dameand we both adored it. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be out in the elements and years in the garden caused it to crumble. I searched for another one for years and just found one online a few days ago. I haven’t ordered it, but I have sent the link to Pete in case he wants to get a jump start on National Jen Day. I think it would look fabulous on our front porch.
That’s it for the faces and heads in my garden, although I’m looking to add more.
Who’s with me on the Easter Island fascination?