One day I went to my local post office just like normal and there was a new sculpture outside. The plaque on the base said that the artist was Seward Johnson. I quickly started seeing these very realistic-looking life-sized bronze sculptures all over my neighborhood and got curious. I wanted to see how many of them I could find!
“Following an early career as a painter, Seward Johnson turned his talents to the medium of sculpture. Since then, more than 450 of Johnson’s life-size cast bronze figures have been featured in private collections and museums in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, as well as prominent places in the public realm such as Rockefeller Center, Pacific Place, Hong Kong, Les Halles in Paris, and Via Condotti in Rome. Seward Johnson is most widely known for his sculptures depicting people engaged in every day activities. Johnson’s desire to highlight the mundane in his Celebrating the Familiar sculpture series has brought a unique voice to the world of art in public spaces.”
SF Appeal explained: “The hot dog sculpture is making its premiere in San Francisco, while the other pieces have been part of a tour in 12 other American cities.”
Obviously I liked posing with the sculptures … and I’m not the online one. Check out the Instagram page for the project.