Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Back to Chatsworth

 Last month we visited the Radical Horizons exhibition which is being held in the grounds of the Chatsworth Estate (link to my post here) and saw just under half of it.  Last week we returned to see the rest of the exhibition before it closes in October.

Above and below Transmutation by Arturo Gonzales and Maru Izaguirre.

The sculpture is a reflection on what might happen if we brought back extinct species through genetic cloning.

The sculpture is a larger than life manifestation of Alebriges, folk art sculptures which feature elements of different species.  It is made of fibreglass and metal.

 Above and below The Flybrary by Christina Sporrong.

This is a twenty foot high steel with book like birds flying on the top.  The birds are to show thoughts and the face is a representation of all races, colours and creeds.
 
 Above and below Wings of Glory by Adrian Landon,  It is a sculpture of the mythalogical horse Pegasus.


It is made from laser-cut or welded steel and hand hammered alluniminium.  It is powered by a 2-hp motor from a 1980s golf cart.  This allows the horse to gallop slowly and flap its wings.  

 Above and below Mum by Mr and Mrs Ferguson
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Mum is made from polystyrene, concrete and fifty-five thousand US and Canadian pennies.

It is the UK's first 'penny' bear.
 Above and below Stone 40 by Benjamin Langholtz and Amihay Gonen.

 These are 'floating' stones gathered from a nearby quarry and chosen to match the stones used to construct Chatsworth House.   You can climb on the stones.

 Shrine: Elyssian Towers by Brent Allen Spears.

The artist worked with local young people to create a work from 'trash' and objects found locally.  Also from glass bottles donated by  Ardagh glass of Barnsley.

 Wings of Wind (W.O.W) by Bryan Tedrick.
 
A pair of steel wings with a 28 foot wingspan.  The wings rotate in the breeze.

They allow a person to stand inside the circular frame with arms outstretched in imitation of Leonardo Davinci's Vitruvian Man.

Murder Inc is by Charles Gadaken

Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's film of The Birds it relates to a group or 'murder' of crows.

There are 100 crows in the small garden area near the house, you have to ask to enter a little way to see them.

They represent the unrepentant and unihibited power of nature.

They are made from mild steel from indvidual drawings.  Apparently the one in the top hat is moved to a new place every day and the volunteers and staff enjoy looking for it.
 

The weather was beautiful all day and I'm so glad we went back to see the rest of the exhibition

 

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    1. They are quite special especially when viewed in the large area of parkland they are in:)

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  2. Amazing sculptures and I am so glad you went back to see the rest. They are all so creative but I really love the penny bears! :) It must have quite a sight to see them in such a setting.

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    1. I'm so glad we went back and on such a lovely day. I thought you would like the penny bears:)

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  3. Wow what sculptures; they are amazing. A lovely visit then.

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  4. Thanks Rosie, I enjoyed that. Those Penny bears look so realistic considering what they're made from. I love the crows, I've got a couple of robins/blue tits in the garden a recent birthday present. I would be hard pushed to choose a favourite from your exhibition as they are all rather good. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. They are all good and very different, I did like the crows but the bears were a favourite too:)

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  5. That looked like a lovely way to spend time Rosie with lots to see and spark the imagination. I'd enjoy looking for 'top hat' crow. x

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    1. We had a picnic under the trees before we walked around the sculptures, it was a lovely day:)

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  6. The big sculptures are impressive. The parkland is a good background setting for all of them.

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    1. The do fit well into the landscape and the parkland is big enough to take them without detracting from the whole:)

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  7. OMG, they are amazing and some so large, but my favourite are the crows & next the Penny bears. So glad you went back & shared it with us. Take care & hugs.

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    1. Yes, I like the crows and penny bears too, the bears were very popular. I was pleased to go back and see the whole exhibition:)

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  8. Some stunning exhibits, well worth a second look. B x

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    1. Yes, it was good to go back and see the second half of the exhibition which was closer to the house so we had a peek in the shop too:)

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