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The Creatures of the Lawn

 

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Grabarek adored the Cedar sapiens kids and decided on the spot to create a group with the Kanga sculpture. She and Donovan set up the installation as a playground, putting one cedar kid on each side of the lawn.

Grabarek enjoys creating seasonal costume changes for her creatures, visiting dollar stores for bargain-priced inspiration and also receiving some from friends. This summer, all three sported oversize sunglasses from friends in New York, one of the kids balancing a hula hoop on its limbs as the other held a pinwheel aloft while maintaining the leashed dog, whose ball now balances on top of a coat hanger in the ground.

Why did Grabarek do it? "It's just so much fun seeing people walking by and smiling," she says. "I've had people walking down Pauline and suddenly make a detour to take pictures and a second look. Kids come by with their friends, and folks bring their kids in strollers to see them."    (end of article)

[Originally published in November, 2013.]

 

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