Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Andy Goldsworthy at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Last year I went on a few visits to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and West Bretton which I have blogged about a few times before.  In 2011 there was the Jaume Plensa exhibition and in 2012 there was the Joan Miro exhibition, plus other visits which were just around the park.  Apart from the temporary exhibitions there are also some longer lasting pieces in and around the park.

In the woods on the valley side at the other side of the lakes there are a number of Andy Goldsworthy pieces which are very rustic and I find very beautiful.  I think it's because they combine wonderfully built stone walls with amazing pieces of trees within and going through them.  I love stone walls and they are the subject of many of my photos as are trees, both as complete with leaves but also without leaves or the remains of old dead trees.

I have put three of my photos of parts of Andy Goldsworthy's sculptures in this post which I hope give a glimpse of what there is to see.  All three are looking down into rectangular pits which should be viewed from all angles to appreciate   the complete piece.  As I've said before I have no association with the park but I urge everyone to go and visit and experience the setting and the sculptures if ever you're in the area.  Or even make a special trip, I think you'll find it worthwhile.  So here's my snaps.

Andy Goldsworthy at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Andy Goldsworthy at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Andy Goldsworthy at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Andy Goldsworthy at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Andy Goldsworthy at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Andy Goldsworthy at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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