One evening we quickly stopped by the Missouri Botanical Gardens to say hello to Chris' family who were there for a concert.
When we walked in I saw one Niki de Saint Phalle sculpture and then another and another...
I was so excited because Niki de Saint Phalle is one of my favorite sculptors!
I was introduced to her work by my sculpture teacher Maire Sivak (who happens to be another one of my favorite sculptors- check out her amazing stone sculptures here )
There were a total of 40 Niki de Saint Phalle mosaic sculptures scattered throughout the garden.
We didn't have time to see them all that evening- so we came back another day and were able to take a pleasant stroll around the grounds and enjoy looking at all of them.
I especially like the vibrant, fanciful and exuberant "Nanas" (French slang for "chicks" or "babes").
This post was originally published on July 25, 2008.