Wandering through my archive of shots I found these two. Taken at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, they show the work of Jaume Plensa which he showed at the park a couple of years back. Both images are of the same pair of heads. Normally, we photographers are not so keen on grey skies but on this occasion the even tones of the sky worked really well to show the lattice in silhouette.
I like how the trees (almost) fit inside the heads in the grey photo.
Thanks. (I truth, at the time I was trying to minimise the amount of background detail seen through the heads. 😉 )
Wow, this is brilliant. Especially the b/w version.
Personally I quite like grey skies – but a little less rain would be appreciated! As you say, the grey skies work really well in your first picture and I like the way you have ‘positioned’ the trees in the heads.
Thank you. (I was attempting to minimise the background detail! ;))
He had further work at the sculpture park – I think it takes a special kind of person who can envisage an idea and drive it through to fruition – especially in this large scale sculpture
they are remarkable, i have yet to see these. the YSP is a great place to wander around and see the wonderful sculptures
Yes the YSP is worth the occasional visit, though I wouldn’t guarantee these works are still there – in certain areas there seems to be quite a high turnover of exhibits.
Saw this exhibit myself, great work. Especially the glowing ones inside the building on a bed of pebbles beautiful stuff!
As I replied to an earlier comment, I’ve always been impressed by the drive, focus and conviction these ‘large work’ artists have in bringing their ideas to fruition. I know they very much rely on sponsorship and patronage but I think I’d want some convincing before putting my hand in my pocket to pay for such things.
Love these, Stephen. I’m sure it’s fascinating to look at/through the head sculptures. They would alter the landscape view in interesting ways. These images are superb.
Thank you! The Sculpture Park is a 25 miles or so away from where I live but I try to get there a couple of times a year – there are permanent works as well as exhibitions to engage with.