Catching up on recent travels. Over the bank holiday we went to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield. Both venues are amazing and well worth the visit.
At YSP walks through the grounds are stunning and the large sculpture dominates yet compliments the parkland. Currently there is a really comprehensive exhibition of Miro's scultpure/ prints and drawings but unfortunalety my photos of it are not great. If you like his work though, GO ! Many pieces are on loan form other intitutions so it s a good time to see all the work together.
However, I seem to be drawn to the work of Barbara Hepworth at the moment. It was good to see some of her monumental works before traveling on to the newly opened Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield.
From this visit one day I'd also like to go to her gallery museum space hosted by the Tate in St Ives
There are also plenty of on-line inspirational sources.
Discover more about Hepworth here on Artsy > https://www.artsy.net/artist/barbara-hepworth
At the Hepworth in Wakefield it was interesting to observe the changes in scale. There on exhibition in the splendid gallery spaces, are also her models and working maquets.
I partulary loved this display of black and white marble shapes. Its funny when you see an idea come together, isn't it.... Have you ever had the experiance so seeing something then recognising the elements in your own work ? I must be subliminally influenced and I've never seen these before !
With the Shore Jewel series that I'm working on, I am developing the idea of adding small containers to the range. The image below is a photo I took last year of my collection of pebbles with the silver shapes that I'm developing.....spooky.
The bright shape, just off centre, is silver and the rest of the shapes are my collected pebbles. The panel at the back is a piece by my freind, the Finish enameller Ulla Huttunen. My wish is to make enamels of these forms and make them into small boxes for jewels that will compliment. Seeing the Hepworth marbles makes me realise how this could become possible......
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