This is the third and final post in this series. We have so many images of Henry’s work it is difficult to choose which to include. Some of these sculptures are huge yet suit our human scale. Many call out to be touched and walked through. But please, do not climb on the sculptures!
The glorious weather added to our enjoyment. But I would love to walk among these pieces in many different seasons and lighting conditions.
I slipped in a couple of images from Rodin’s work
A caryatid is a female form supporting a structure in ancient architecture. Here Rodin has wondered what would happen if one became too tired to continue and fell. Notice, she doesn’t drop her burden.
I enjoy these images with or without people in the frame. Sculpture is designed to be explored. It becomes part of the landscape which includes the people.
There is so much to observe and feel as you move around and into these pieces. While I concentrated on each piece I was aware of the other pieces placed around the gardens.
Somehow, I missed this one, it was in another small field. I am glad Susan found it and captured some fine images of the group.
The offices are in the background left and the house, Hoglands to the right. These forms remind me of Inuit soap-stone carvings from northern Canada.
This grouping changes completely when viewed from different angles. Each piece has its own beauty and meaning. When viewed as a group the overall theme is understood. I have always been fascinated by individual beauty and group beauty. It was good to see our daughter getting down to frame the shot she wanted.
This is the same grouping from the opposite side and with a different background.
This is the large sculpture Henry called Sheep Piece. It sits in the sheep field. Here some of the sheep are grazing near by.
Looking under and through these sculptures is fun as well as enlarging our understanding of the piece.
This is part of a reclining figure with a shield. Some see an alien form others a Norman helmet. What do you see?
On my first post in this series I showed the Large Reclining Figure on the hill and from the angle traditionally photographed. I wanted you to see how interwoven the form is when viewed from the side.
Here is a close up of the large piece Henry called The Arch. Everyone enjoys walking under the Arch and standing beneath it. When I look at the negative space at this angle I see a young woman looking up. Squint at the sky under the arch – do you see her?
I put this in as I was intrigued by the angle of my arm in sympathy with the slope of the form. I’m not sure why I have kept this away from the other images of this piece shown earlier in the post.
A very cold, precise title for such a smooth and captivating piece.
The traditional view of this piece seen in catalogues and art books.
Another huge sculpture. Two forms in symmetry.
Another shot of the Arch giving a better sense of the scale.
The raindrop makes it look like she has been crying.
I like this head-shot with the garden setting.
And finally a closeup of the Mother and Child. A mixture of complexity and simplicity of forms – just like mother/child relationships.
I hope you enjoyed these glimpses of this wonderful exhibition. Thank you to my family for indulging my desire to visit Perry Green. and adding to my enjoyment by their enthusiastic presence.
Lunch was good too – even had tea in teapots!