The great thing about blogging, apart from sharing bits and pieces, is that you can collect together things that catch your eye, places you have particularly enjoyed and just the ordinary day to dayness of life - and you can put all those links to websites somewhere where you can find them again!
I've decided to mention 5 artists/sculptors this week, I've seen their work either at exhibitions or sculpture parks - Yorkshire Sculpture Park and CASS Sculpture Foundation both of which are exciting open air places with a surprise round each corner.
'Turrell is an artist of international acclaim, renowned as a 'sculptor of light'. For over 40 years he has used light and space to create art installations which extend and enhance perception - from indoor pieces which baffle the senses, creating an illusion of infinite diffused light, to outdoor Skyspaces.' from the YSP website
|This hole has been cut into the ceiling of the old Deer Shelter so you can view the changing sky from different angles within the Shelter Space and see how the light reacts within the room.|
'In 2008 Roger Hiorns, commissioned by Artangel and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, transformed an empty council flat in Southwark, London, into a sparkling blue environment of copper sulphate crystals. Seizure was created using 75,000 litres of liquid copper sulphate, which was pumped into the former council flat to create a strangely beautiful and somewhat menacing crystalline growth on the walls, floor, ceiling and bath of the abandoned dwelling.' from the YSP website.
|With the liquid removed, you can carefully walk around the inside of the flat to see the crystals. Now transferred to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Wellington boots provided!|
|Empty council flat in Southwark that was filled with copper sulphate solution|
'Gormley’s work is usually based on casts of his own body in an investigation into the body ‘as a place of memory and transformation’. He is known for his public sculpture and his most famous works include the monumental Angel of the North (1998) sited near the A1 in Gateshead, Another Place on Crosby Beach, Merseyside and his 2009 public project for the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, also titled One and Other.' from YSP website.
|Another Place Crosby Beach - 100 permanent cast iron life-sized figures dotted around the beach|
|with a few barnacles attached!|
Event Horizon - 31 figures on the rooftops of London
'Elisabeth Frink was a leading figure in British sculpture. She studied at the Chelsea School of Art from 1949-1953 and was part of the post-war group of British sculptors.' from the YSP website. Men, dogs, horses and birds were her subject matter.
|Elizabeth Frink Exhibition at the Lightbox Woking|
|Cafe at the Lightbox!|
A sculptor who has carried out many public commissions including the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park London.
I hope you have enjoyed this quick sculpture tour and have found something to explore.
Many thanks for visiting. See you again soon.