a fabulous day out, which even yorkshire “spring” weather couldn’t put a dampener on 🙂 the only disappointment was roger hiorns’ seizure – perhaps because my expectations were too high or perhaps because it photographs better than it works irl. the bath was a nice unexpected touch though.
deer shelter was one of my highlights. the impression on a cloudy day was of a fluorescent light in the ceiling, rather than an opening. it wasn’t too cold to sit on the concrete benches and really absorb the work, the lack of other visitors helped this contemplative mood. understated inside and out, apparently inaccessible, but a real immersive atmosphere inside.
we did wonder how many sheep might have fallen into it 😀
a swarm of ceramic bugs, each beautiful and jewel-like. en masse rather more unsettling.
the lamb kept licking this for some reason. the astroturf around the base was an unexpected if practical touch.
on our walk up through the woods towards the longside gallery we both remarked on the beauty of the roots stretching across the path. this cast bronze piece melds into the surroundings almost too much – even having read the signs we nearly missed it.
total fangirl moment for me, seeing my first goldsworthys in the wild.
it was magical to glimpse this piece at a distance, galloping through the trees.
i was heartened to discover the use of unexpected/nontraditional materials given the setting.
i found sophie rider’s work immensely appealing yet disconcerting, sorry i missed crawling, which looks even more extraordinary.
love the texture.
i’m with duncan cook on ysp.