Saturday, October 15, 2011
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
One of the main destinations I had for my English holiday was to visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield in West Yorkshire. This incredible park consists of 500 acres of rolling countryside (a former estate) with large sculptures scattered about and 5 galleries in the main visitor centre for short term shows. The more than 60 pieces of the outdoor collection includes many works by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Andy Goldsworthy, and others. During my visit there was an incredible exhibition by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa that included large outdoor pieces like these large wire heads titled "Irma-Nuria" and a series of smaller pieces in the galleries. Click on the pic to see these pieces better!