|Doesn't do it justice|
|Poppy field along the Derwent|
Because the river was looking good, the boys had a swim:
So much for the joys of dog walking, it was also my husbands birthday this weekend, and he elected for a trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
|Alec Finlay - Olive|
|Alec Finlay -Wheat|
We found an installation by Alec Finlay, an artist who had been at the Beetroot Tree during our 'Lines in the Land' exhibition. This piece was tucked away in an unassuming greenhouse and was a series of mesostic poems which consist of a 'name stem' and 'word branches'. The branches giving a lovely sense of the character or history or perception of the 'name' (all plants in this case), see here a couple of examples.
The major exhibition on there at the moment had my 13 year old saying she was 'gobsmacked'! The artist is Jaume Plensa. This is what they say about him and the exhibition:
Plensa has an international reputation and has completed significant public art projects around the world, including the momentous Crown Fountain (2004) in Chicago. In 2009 he created Dream, a 20-metre high sculpture for St Helens as part of Channel 4’s Big Art Project.
2011 will also see Plensa’s first public art project in New York City. Echo will be presented from 5 May – 14 August 2011 by the Madison Square Park Conservancy. In the UK, Chichester Cathedral recently announced Plensa’s winning proposal for the Hussey Memorial Commission, Together, expected to be unveiled in the Cathedral in 2012.