I finally made it this week to see the sculpture exhibition in Gloucester Cathedral. I went with an artsy friend and we had a great time. We arrived a bit early so couldn't get a map of the exhibits from the shop. We wandered, chatted, discussed and debated. each piece is labeled with number but no name / title so we had to take them at face value. I think this was a good exercise for us. We also wandered around with a map and we looked at things in a different way.
There were 3 exhibits I really liked.
I though I might share them with you.
There were 2 pieces made by Stephen Hurst. there were rather like wooden automata toys and I would have love to roll them along. I loved the reuse of materials and the way you could see how it was physically made. A picture of Ship of Fools is here.
The other sculpture was by Jon Buck. His website here. The piece I loved was called The Wishbone bird and it is in his 2005 Work. Looking at his website I also really like the way he draws.
Both have a folky quality which I love at the moment.
I am not really calling 2 majorly important artist "folky"!
I also discovered that I am not a big fan of work that seems to included body parts or skin!
Go and have a look.