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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

By Jollygoodstudio @JollyGoodStudio
On our way to Zombie Bootcamp Ross and I decided to stop off in Yorkshire to visit the Sculpture Park. After visiting Jupiter Artland we seem to have caught the sculpture bug. Though YSL didn't seem as interactive as Jupiter it was still full of some very inspiring works. The big exhibition they had on was Fabric-ation by Yinka Shonibare MBE. Unfortunately photography wasn't permitted but I loved the collection of brightly patterned fabrics that adorned the strange creatures and scenes.
Set in some rather expansive grounds there were many more pieces that caught my eye. Here are just a few of them.
Yorkshire Sculpture ParkAnna Collette Hunt
I almost missed this piece but spotted it just as we were about to leave. These ceramic insects were spread across a wall and down a flight of stairs. The colours and shapes were beautiful but my fear of bugs stopped me venturing down the stairs. 
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Lucy and Jorge Orta
The Longside Gallery at the far end of the park was filled with pieces by this sculpting duo. I was especially drawn to the hearts in the top piece. each made out of a different material. The figure standing outside also looked very sticking against the landscape. Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Henry Moore
It wouldn't be a trip to a Yourkshire sculpture park without a bit of Henry Moore. I'm not the biggest fan of his work but I did like this reclining figure with her tiny head.
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Peter Liversidge
I loved this piece. I am always drawn to neon and lighted signs and seeing this in the middle of a leafy park gave a great contrast. 
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Sophie Ryder
I was hard to tell what this large piece was made of from far away but as we came closer we could see it was made up of a mesh of wire. The spit down the middle added another interesting view and showed just how dense the wire was.  
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Niki de Saint Phalle
This brightly coloured figure was one of the first pieces to really catch my eye. I loved all the different styles of mosaic and especially liked the eye motifs. 
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As we were walking further around the sculpture park we cam across this money tree. I'm not sure if it was  meant to be part of the sculpture trail as I can't find out any information about it online. I liked it all the same. Anyone know any more about it?
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
This was probably my favorite piece and definitely the one I spent the most time investigating. The industrial structure sat in contrast to the leafy, green, natural surroundings. Looking at the view through the different layers of metal mesh gave it a different perspective and I really enjoyed venturing around the inside of the structure.

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