Sunday, 10 January 2016

Jaume Plensa, Jonty Wilde & Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 20th June 2011

I was a little disparaging about the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in the mud a week ago. Nowhere looks good in the mud. YSP is without doubt one of my favourite places to visit. So here is a better memory from a few years back when we took our grandson to visit and we all agreed that the Spanish sculptor was the finest Spaniard in Yorkshire. Max loved the alphabet sculpture and pointed out his full name. I loved the ethereal heads rising from the grassed roof of the Underground Gallery, pictured against the South Yorkshire countryside. They turned out to be "Nuria and Irma", the heads of the two girls made in steel mesh. I know they were featured in The Telegraph by the photographer Jonty Wilde as "one of the best sculptures in pictures". He is one of the finest photographers of people around, as the link above will testify to. The Holmfirth photographer's official website features some images of work from YSP.

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