Welcome to the Explorers Guide

Get ready to unlock a world of inspiration, connection, and creativity.

These open-ended questions and prompts offer a unique opportunity to engage with the sculptures on a deeper level, and forge a personal connection with the ones that resonate with you.

Remember, there is no right or wrong way to engage with art. Enjoy the process.…let your imagination roam free.…and embrace the many ways in which you can connect with Seward Johnson’s remarkable artwork.

Seward Johnson believed in the joy of discovery. Consider the following as you explore his artwork.

“It’s easy sometimes to forget the simple things that give us pleasure. If we open our eyes, life is marvelous.” ~Seward Johnson


  • Where are the figures in the scuptures looking and what do they see?
  • What looks real and what looks imaginary about the sculpture? What about the landscape?


  • Does being with art in nature cause you to see the artwork or nature differently?
  • When and where can you find ways to infuse a sense of discovery in your daily life?


  • Think about a moment that reflects a quiet gesture for the public good. Describe it in no more than 6 words or as a poem.
  • If you were to create a sculpture of yourself, what would it be like?

Whether you choose to write, move, draw, or explore other forms of expression, let your curiosity guide you as you unravel the stories and emotions behind each piece. Happy exploring!

Did You Know?

Click on the image of each sculpture to learn more about the unique location in which it is displayed. You will find that Hopewell Valley is full of history, natural beauty, and fun facts.

The Awakening
D&R Greenway St. Michaels Farm Preserve
County Rte 569 / Hopewell Princeton Rd.
Hopewell, NJ

Bake Sale
Hopewell Old School Baptist Church & Meetinghouse
46-48 W Broad St
Hopewell, NJ

Howe Commons
65 S Main St
Pennington, NJ

Times’s Up
1 North Main Street
Pennington, NJ