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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

I wasn't familiar with Jaume Plensa's beautiful and thought-provoking work until I visited his exhibition at Yorkshire SculpturePark last weekend, but I'm so glad I discovered it!
 
I love the transparency of his figures against the landscape ....
 
image courtesy YSP / © jonty wilde
Not by Plensa, but these huge rabbit sculptures also made me smile (the female one reminds me a bit of the Cadbury's bunny...!)
 ....and I loved the peeling paint on this wooden totem (yes, it is meant to be upside down!)...
And finally back to Plensa - his collection of tree huggers are all bronze casts of himself...
This work will evolve over time - as the trees grow they should eventually merge together with the figures...

 The Park is definitely worth the trip if you're near enough - setting art in the midst of nature brings an added dimension.

8 comments:

  1. I really need to go to England....I love the fact that you can see through the Art...and of course, bunnies are close to me heart...lol

    bunny

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  2. What date did you go there? Me and the hubby went on Saturday 30th July, maybe we were there together and didn't know it? :)

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  3. Lol Bunny - maybe that sexy lady rabbit was based on you? ;)

    Micki we went on the Sunday, great minds eh! I've never been before but isn't it an amazing place?

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  4. We had a great time, i'd never been before, and I loved every minute of it.

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  5. What a stunning place. I love the photo of the tree huggers. have a great week. smiles.

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  6. Wow the Plensa figures look amazing! We are hoping to go when Mr Dotty is off next week- there seems to be something new to see at each visit. Glad you had a good time

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  7. It sounds and looks wonderful wish I had seen it! Thanks for the photos. Kim

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  8. Oh wow, this is amazing ~ thanks for sharing!

    Also wanted to stop by to say..
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    Wishing you a year filled with happiness & success!
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