The St. Louis Art Museum and Spy Garden Objets d’Art

Ceiling

Ceiling

Saint Louis Art Museum

Saint Louis Art Museum

Interior of St. Peters, Rome

Interior of St. Peters, Rome

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Beautiful White Marble...looks like fondant.

Beautiful White Marble…looks like fondant.

Reminds me of one of my friend’s sculpture installations from 2009…

Stripped (1), fondant, 2009, by Hilary Schwartz

Stripped (1), fondant, 2009, by Hilary Schwartz (source of photo; www.hilaryschwartz.com)

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Profile

This would be great for the man cave!

This painting would be great for our man cave! hah

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Elephant

Elephant

Metal Elephant

Metal Elephant

Detail of Native American (Apache) Dress

Detail of Native American (Apache) Dress

Rock Bowl

Rock Bowl

Cradle (Apache)

Cradle (Apache)

Small stuffed toy made by Crissy Penuel

Small stuffed toy made by Crissy Penuel

A Cow Shark Rock (or a Goliath Grouper?)

A Cow Shark Rock (or a Goliath Grouper?)

Flag with Dexie

Flag with Dexie

Flag, made by the Spy and girl from his preschool around 2010.

Flag, made by the Spy and girl from his preschool around 2010.

Fossils?

Fossils?

Fossils?

Fossils?

Horse (Chinese)

Horse (Chinese)

Zebra (circa early 1900s)

Zebra (circa early 1900s)

Nice Braids

Nice Braids

Teapot

Teapot

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Running Artemis

Running Artemis

My favorite Matisse painting at the St. Louis Art Museum

My favorite Matisse painting at the St. Louis Art Museum

Happy Friday!

7 thoughts on “The St. Louis Art Museum and Spy Garden Objets d’Art

  1. Alan @ it's not work, it's gardening!

    Definitely fossils. You might want to pick up National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fossils. It will turn those creek expeditions into something much more.

    Love finding fossils of any kind!

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  2. narf77

    That fossil looks like some ancient Asian person was making their dinner when they were suddenly covered in lava. It looks like a bamboo shoot and a shiitake mushroom were all that remained! Poor Artemis. You have to admire their willpower to run on stumps AND without a head to know which direction to run in. That takes dedication! I am in love with that Limoges teapot. I adore gilded adornment to ceramics. It adds something to the morning cuppa methinks. Puts in perspective how important that first cup is to the smooth running of the rest of the day…I think The Spy and anonymous “girl’s” flag should be considered when they put up their next exhibit to be honest. It is much less terrifying than that esophagus and coin fossil! Another thought provoking share with minimal words. I am learning from your posts ;)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      So you agree it is a fossil? haha I found all those rocks in a creek; some are clearly fossils; that one was especially strange. I’m afraid that the Limoges teapot would only fit enough drink for a mouse tea party; it is quite small. But still makes me happy to look at; I have it displayed in our kitchen. I really want to hang that flag up in our house; it is quite large though so need to rearrange some things. And I was also thinking of sewing a hem around it and maybe a white backing so it looks more finished.

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      1. narf77

        Maybe it is a piece of ore? (“or” something else ;) ). That Limoges teapot would be especially wonderful when used as part of a special tea party with Baby and the faeries. Faeries like tea I am assured. I know that all the best faeries lift their pinky when confronted with a Limoges teapot. That flag needs to be up methinks. Good idea for a hem to stop it fraying and a backing to give it presence. Maybe you could contemplate it over a cup of mouse tea?

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