In the summer holidays, a friend and I spent a day at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I'd been wanting to visit for a while and I wasn't disappointed.
These few posts aim to give you a flavour of just some of what was on offer.
Promenade is a piece by Anthony Caro (b 1924). Trained as an engineer as well as a sculptor, Caro created this sculpture from steel, originally for the Les Tuilleries gardens in Paris.
As its name suggests, the sculpture is designed to be promenaded along and around and between and within. If you look carefully, you can just see the legs of a child disappearing into one of the structures.
Standing high above the woodland floor is this sculpture by Anthony Gormley (b 1950) who is most famous for his piece 'The Angel of the North'. This figure is entitled 'One and Other' and is a study of Gormley's concerns with isolation and claustrophobia.
The absence of features makes the figure universal.
This is the second location for the piece in YSP. When the original site became unstable, the sculpture was brought back to ground level and Gormley himself visited the park to choose the new location, believing the positioning to be of vital importance to the statement of the figure.