Sunday, September 30, 2012

With Viktor and Judith Tinkl.

The rolling landscape around Uxbridge in Durham County is lovely.
Shelley and Bill and I were excited to arrive at the secluded home, studio and sculpture gardens of Viktor and Judith Tinkl.
We weren't sure what to expect.
These are some of Viktor Tinkl's sculptures from the side of his house as you walk in.
Nice goat.
Viktor's fabulous sculpture garden surrounds the house and studios.
He sure has a way with concrete and junk.
We loved these concrete faces.
Bill loved this treehouse. 
I loved this snake beside one of the cisterns.
This is one of Tinkls' aqueducts.
A frog.
A failed cookie.
Scrap that will become sculpture.
A concrete relief sculpture on one of the buildings. It's hard not to want to see inside all the buildings.
We loved this group of Gods of Nature in a field.
And this army marching through an expanse of golden rod.
Viktor and Judith Tinkl.
When I saw this interactive sculpture I went right up to it.
Nice figures.
Bill turned the wheel, the skeletons danced, something happened above and cat faces rotated below.
The kids on the tour took full advantage of the blocks and triangles that Judith and Viktor provided.
Judith's fabric art and quilts were displayed in the studio.
I want to make some blocks and some triangles for myself to play with.
The residence of the Tinkls appears to be an old converted school house
with one of Viktor's reliefs as its door.
The fantastic gardens and studios were hard to leave but we had other artists to visit.


  1. Truly a magical mystery tour. Especially this place. What wonderful imaginations. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Our pleasure, Rebecca! We thank Shelley for introducing us to Uxbridge and its artists!

  3. John, what an imaginary place! Prolific creative energy, wonderful! Thanks for sharing it! I would never have known of it.

  4. John, Ianna and I had a wonderful time looking at this. What a magic place. Thank you for the pleasure! Monika

  5. Great to hear from you both!

    The Tinkl's place and art is even more awesome in person. It's worth the drive to Uxbridge! :)

    btw, NYC is fabulous. Our apt. is great and all is well at this end. Spent the day at the Met today and just got back from a nightwalk on the Highline. We've been taking lots of pics -- just about to upload the Highline onto the netbook -- but we're too exhausted by night time to process and post. We'll see what happens. Thinking of you!

  6. The Tinkls way of living is truly inspiring. True gems and a true pleasure to discover their generous spirit.