We (my Mum, dad and I) went for a good old fashioned day out today, and for once the British weather decided to be obliging, certainly not wall to wall sunshine and blue skies, but sunny enough to make me regret forgetting the sun cream, my back and shoulders feel a little warm!
We went to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and it was fabulous, some of the sculpture was not my thing, but some of it was amazing. I was particularly taken with some by an artist called Sophie Ryder. she uses a figure of a hare alot in all her sculptures. But she also does wire "drawings" which are amazing, I only have photos of one of these as the others were indoors so I couldn't take photos. I really recomend you take a look at her website.
For me one of the best things about her work was the sense of fun, when she made the original sculpture to be cast in bronze she embedded scrap objects in it, and they just made me smile!
How many household objects can you spot in this hand?
The trees were also very beautiful, this was the biggest Beech tree any of us have ever seen.
This was the wire drawing I was talking about, so unbelievably clever.
The park also has sculptures by many other artists including Henry Moore.
We wished we'd managed to see the Andy Goldsworthy exhibition as I love his work. There are still a few permanent pieces there, but none of the more natural pieces that I love so much.
The cafe is fabulous, and it's free to get in you just pay car parking of £4. We spent all day there and still didn't managed to see everything. If you want a day out then I really recommend it.