Monday, July 20, 2015

I Am Grateful

"I am grateful
for the inspiration
of joyful expression
found in Elizabeth Park."


Anne O. Kubitsky is a writer and artist based in Old Lyme, Connecticut.  She has distributed hundreds of blank postcards, inviting strangers to attach the postcard to something for which they are grateful and mail it back to her.  The postcards and Anne's artwork about gratitude have
been shown in numerous exhibitions.

This brightly painted pair of doors is an installation by Anne in a quiet corner of --  where else?  --
Elizabeth Park, behind the Pond House and adjacent to the pond.

Linked to Monday Mural.

21 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful Jack!

Kate said...

I hope that you have received a postcard since you are such a grateful supporter and photographer of Elizabeth Park. Incidentally, from hence comes the name of the park?

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

This is absolutely lovely!

Paloma Delprado said...

lovely!

Jack said...

Kate, in 1894 Charles Pond donated his estate to the City of Hartford in honor of his wife, Elizabeth, for whom the park was named when it opened in 1897. The restaurant and function building sits beside the pond, and it is called Pond House, not because of the pond side site, but in honor of Charles and Elizabeth Pond.

Birdman said...

I like her installation in the park. Perfect backdrop too.

EG CameraGirl said...

Colourful, eye catching, heartwarming...a fabulous idea!

Sharon Anck said...

The doors are beautiful and in a perfect setting which you have photographed expertly.

VP said...

For what I have seen from your photo it would be hard to disagree...

RedPat said...

What a fabulous place this park is, Jack!

Sylvia K said...

What an awesome park, Jack!! I would love to visit there, but your captures are the next best thing!! Beautiful parks are such a plus for any city! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!

Mersad said...

What a wonderful piece of artwork for a park.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

cieldequimper said...

Blimey, that's marvellous! It's creative and so full of imagination!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I am grateful for people who put unexpected and beautiful things in odd places - and those who show me them on their blogs.

jennyfreckles said...

Certainly an inspirational place.

William Kendall said...

It stands out beautifully against the water.

Randy said...

Beautiful piece of art.

Kate said...

Jack, Thanks for the explanation of the park's name.

Kay said...

That is truly lovely and such a nice sentiment. With Hartford's winters I wonder if this piece is taken in or perhaps temporary?

Taken For Granted said...

Great setting for the door art work. Allowed you to do your own fine composition.

Everyone had one of those old Samsonite suitcases in the 1960s. Wheelie bags work better in airports now.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A metaphoric door opening onto an intricate and contemplative world? Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.