One of the current exhibitions (until April next year) is of work by Giuseppe Penone. There are bronze trees around the park, some in the open, some in the wood, surrounded by other trees.
|Giuseppe Penone - "Tree struck by lightning"|
Idee di petra - olmo is in next to the path through the woods, around the upper lake at the Sculpture Park. It is a bronze tree, with a water-worn boulder caught in its branches, positioned between two of the natural trees of the wood.
The bright sunshine showed off the sculptures in the open areas of the park very well . Here's Nigel Hall's huge Crossing (Horizontal), one of the long-term exhibits.
Even without the sculptures, the park would be a good place to be. In a clearing in the woods, the teasels were coming into flower.
They flower very oddly, starting usually with a band of florets round the middle of the head. Insects love them, evidently.
|The upper lake|
|Landscape with sculpture|
We ended our visit with James Turrell's Skyspace - a peaceful place to sit and watch the sky for a while.