We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time. ~T.S. Eliot Four Quartets

28 August 2007

Art attack..

The local fairs were skipped this weekend, in favour of a more artful outing. We wanted to take our friends from Chicago to Yorkshire Sculpture Park while they were here, but instead found ourselves in more north Yorkshire. So this weekend we headed to Wakefield, south of Leeds and got some culture!

The main motivation was to see the Andy Goldsworthy exhibitions, including the summer snowballs which the kiddies really enjoyed (no kicking it -that's art!!) I like Andy's work as it is so organic and earth based. Yorkshire Sculpture Park is celebrating its 30th anniversary and is an international gallery for modern and contemporary sculpture. The walk around the fabulous 500 acre Bretton Estate with over 40 sculptures throughout was a wonderful way to spend a sunny day and with many sculptures being 'interactive' for kids (i.e. they could climb on them, in them), it meant all of us could appreciate the art.
We will need to go back again as I know we didn't see everything (that's the thing with kids... its their time schedule).. Some of the best sculptures were created by nature herself including this several hundred year old yew tree, not for climbing.

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