Wednesday, 6 August 2014

On Form Sculpture 2014 at Asthall Manor

Andy and I really enjoyed the On Form sculpture exhibition in 2012, and since the event is biennial, we immediately noted the 2014 dates in our diaries. It happened that I got back to the UK with just a week to spare before the 2014 exhibition closed, and the weather was great, so we decided to head out and take a look at this year's sculptures.

Visiting for a second time was a somewhat different experience to the first. We were already familiar with the layout of the gardens, so although it was still fun to discover art around every corner, there were fewer surprises in store. And a number of the same artists had returned, so the style of many of the sculptures was also familiar. (I suppose this may be exactly what you want if you're there to buy a piece.)

Still, it was a beautiful day, in a beautiful garden (I especially love the wildflower meadows), and outdoor sculpture gardens are always a pleasure.

Asthall Manor On Form 2014

Asthall Manor On Form 2014

Asthall Manor On Form 2014

Asthall Manor On Form 2014

Asthall Manor On Form 2014

Asthall Manor On Form 2014

Asthall Manor On Form 2014

Asthall Manor On Form 2014

Asthall Manor On Form 2014


Rachel said...

Sculpture does look really good in a garden setting, doesn't it!

mypixieblog said...

So many beautiful sculptures! I imagine it would be a lovely place for a picnic (love wildflowers, too). XOXO

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Those look very interesting.

Pauline Persing said...

I saw several I liked. One was the Ocean Wave ( 0r Feather??) on the Orange Rock. That bit of orange in the wave/feather is part of what makes it special. I like the contrasting textures, also. I have found with art displays that some years I find more to like than other years. I think art is a bit like novels. We each have special ones that appeal to us. I often like something surprisingly different though Ocean Wave seems classic.

Jenny Woolf said...

What a nice idea. I think it can be rather nice to see different works by the same people as before, although as you say it depends on whether you liked them first time round!

christine said...

what a lovely way to spend some of a sunny day:) x love the photos

Kate Glutenfreealchemist said...

They are all so unique, yet all wonderful in their own way. I always think sculpture comes into its own when set in such beautiful gardens too. You have taken some great photos which show them off perfectly.......

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