Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Birthday sculpture

Having recently been to, and enjoyed, another outdoor sculpture exhibition, this year C plumped for a quiet birthday trip out to a sculpture park that we first visited 4 years ago. It's out by Churt, about an hour northeast of Southampton, and basically consists of a large triangular park, centred around some large ponds, that's stuffed to the gills with a diverse range of sculpture. It's possible to get an idea of the layout from out 4.2 km (3 mile) wander through it, logged faithfully (if not entirely accurately) by the GPS ...

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It hasn't changed a whole lot since our last trip there, though there has certainly been sufficient turnover to justify our return visit. And, of the ones we were seeing for a second time, enough of them were favourites from the last trip to not be annoying ...

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It's difficult to say what my favourites among the new recruits were, but one that caught my eye immediately was a rather large circle of figures that appeared lifted from the 1979 film The Black Hole ...

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Anyway, in spite of rather foreboding weather, it made for a great day out. And, as usual, there was ample opportunity for sculpture abuse ...

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Full set of photographs available over here.

2 comments:

Anne Gearhart said...

My mom and I got to go to a private sculpture garden at the Spreckles' estate in Woodside once. Very cool! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, that looks like something that would be a very relaxing wander. Happy Birthday to C from me!

Plumbago said...

Yeah, we had a nice day out. The weather didn't have much in the way of the blue sky that my other blog post waxes lyrical about, but it didn't stop us having a good time.

I do like seeing sculpture in the outdoors - especially somewhere as green as this park. It's a good way to see it, and the owners of the Churt park make the most of the setting too.

Anyhow, hope all's well with you!