Friday, 17 April 2015

Artisits - Five on Friday

It's Five on Friday again, courtesy of Amy of Love Made My Home, doesn't time fly! Do have a look at her blog and all the others listed.

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.

James Turrell
'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.

Roger Hiorns
'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

Anthony Gormley
'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!

Other Projects:
Event Horizon - 31 figures on the rooftops of London
Blind Light

Elizabeth Frink
'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!

Philip Jackson
A sculptor who has carried out many public commissions including the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park London.

 Photos from Philip Jackson's website.

I hope you have enjoyed this quick sculpture tour and have found something to explore.

Many thanks for visiting.  See you again soon.


  1. Found it both interesting and informative. James work at first glance seems too simple but bit is it effective. Have always enjoyed Gormelys work but less acquainted with the others. Thanks. Will look more into them

    1. That's good thanks. It's best to have a look yourself if you get the chance. : )

  2. So interesting to see some artists that I didn't know of and to see others again that I did. Have you see any of the "field" installations by Gormley? They are incredible and well worth seeing if you ever get the chance to visit one. Thank you so much for joining in. I hope that you have a great weekend. xx

    1. No, I haven't seen any of the 'field installations', I'll have to look out for them, Thanks. Have a good weekend. x

  3. What a lovely post thank you so much for sharing :-)

  4. Oh wow! I am off to see Anthony Gormley's Another Place tomorrow. This is lovely five and has made me excited now. I love sculptures and I think the tide will be in if time it right. Have a lively weekend x

  5. Have a good time, I hope the sun shines for you. : )

  6. Lovely post and yes, I have enjoyed it. I loved Another Place when we visited a few years ago and also the James Turrell Deer shelter at the YSP - in fact loved the whole of the YSP. I'm intrigued by the creamy white figure on the beach by Philip Jackson - beautiful:)

  7. I should have put some photos of YSP on here as it is so beautiful isn't it, it was a glorious day when we visited. Thanks for your comment. Enjoy your weekend : )

  8. Fantastic five! Thank you for sharing, I'm not sure which is my favourite! We saw Gormley's Event Horizon in New York, I would love to see Another Place to see the figures in a totally different environment.

  9. He's so good isn't he! I still haven't seen the Angel of the North yet. Thanks for commenting :-)