Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park features around 80 sculptures and installations to see in the open air. The other year we joined a group visit to the park. Some of the works are still on display, but Not Vital’s exhibition ended in 2017.

Not Vital - Moon 2015 - photo by Juliamaud
Group standing by Not Vital’s Moon 2015 – photo by Juliamaud

 

Henry Moore

Henry Moore was the first patron of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. He wanted his work displayed in the Country Park. His Upright Motives were part of a large commission, for the courtyard of the new Olivetti building in Milan. Altogether Moore created twelve Upright Motives in the mid 1950s.

Henry Moore: Upright Motives No. 1 (Glenkiln Cross): No 2; No 7 - photo by Juliamaud
Henry Moore: Upright Motives No. 1 (Glenkiln Cross): No 2; No 7 – photo by Juliamaud

 

Jonathan Borofsky

The figures in Molecule Man 1+1+1, by Jonathan Borofsky, are arranged in such a way that, although facing in different directions, they are able to communicate with each other.

Jonathan Borofsky: Molecule Man 1+1+1 - photo by Juliamaud
Jonathan Borofsky: Molecule Man 1+1+1 – photo by Juliamaud

Elisabeth Frink

The Riace Figures II, III, IV, with their painted faces and muscular stature, demonstrate Elisabeth Frink’s interest in warriors.

 

Not Vital

Artwork by Not Vital was on view until 2 January 2017.

 

Ai Weiwei

Sited in the historic Chapel courtyard, the Iron Tree is a reminder of Ai Weiwei’s 2014 exhibition.

 

Ai Weiwei: Iron Tree - photo by Juliamaud
Ai Weiwei: Iron Tree – photo by Juliamaud

 

To see the outdoor sculptures yourself

visit The Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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