Monday, January 12, 2009

Monday Musings: Art overload











i've a ton of pictures from my trip out yesterday, but blogger will only let me download five at a time, so i'll post more tomorrow...
yesterday, a dear friend took me to rufford park to see this print exhibition by these artists. it was a great exhibition, and in my mind i spent £1000s, but i managed to resist really buying :o)
after a cuppa, we braved the cold to wander around the sculpture garden. as you can tell, i adored this tree!!! the base is metal, stained, or rusted, to look like wood, the rest is a silver vision... i love seeing human-made art placed in a natural setting - it leads to a deeper appreciation of the beauty of both, i think! i especially like the penultimate picture - the way the metal branches seem to absorb the leaden clouds...
rufford is a wonderful place - a cistercian monastery, dissolved by henry VIII - the county council has done a fabulous job of renovating and utilizing the buildings and grounds. it was a favourite destination when the kids were little - entry is free, just paid parking at weekends - all that space to run around in!! we have many happy memories of sunny picnics and brisk autumn walks - and having seen these pics, both kids were even keen to visit again - when it gets warmer :o)
till tomorrow...





2 Comments:

At 3:56 pm , Blogger zorana said...

Beautiful photos Claire! You said it well - I too find that human-made art in natural settings shows of the beauty of both.
Would have loved to have joined you in that walk.
xo

 
At 5:15 pm , Blogger storyteller said...

What wonderful pieces ... and five may be the perfect number to enjoy. However, if you'd like to add more in the future, Blogger will let you add up to 5 photos multiple times ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

 

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