Showing the scale – it felt very protective and womb like


One of the artist’s drawing – very delicate and translucent

IMG_0957 I don’t usually post about exhibitions on this blog but this one at Yorkshire Sculpture Park seemed to incorporate many of the concepts that I am working with in my own practice – scale, repetition, modular, and inspiration from everyday environments and objects (often humble and overlooked). Above all I really thought it was a fantastic exhibition and beautiful empowering work. Ursula von Rydingsvard is a New York artist who is virtually unknown in this country but well known in the States. Born in 1942, she has amassed an amazing body of work, most pieces in this exhibition created in the last 15 years. In spite of the massive scale of the sculptures that I normally associate with male artists such as David Nash, there is a strong feminine feeling to the work. I was gutted to miss her talk last week and hope I will be able to listen to it on the YSP website at some point. It was truly inspiring for me to see such a prolific exhibition of work by an older woman artist.


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