I love these two - Ghost and Dream Weaver by Angela Farquharson - I think the sculptures blend in beautifully with the planting.
These two make me smile - the first one is Fork in Pollen by Mark Reed - my sister wondered if he suffers from hay fever!! The second sculpture is a stained glass mosaic titled Florescence by Sue Smith - the peacock is one of two that strut around the grounds - I wonder whether he felt he was being outshone.
The photo on the left shows Portuguese Profiles made from Portuguese marble by Paul Vanstone - when visiting the exhibition the first time I was with my cousin's husband - I thought the heads looked very Picassoesk but John thought they were more reminiscent of Magritte. The sculpture on the right is of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown by Laury Dizengremel - he looks like he is walking through the grounds - very appropriate and very topical as last year was his tercentenary.
These two I thought were very textily - the one on the left is made from pleated aluminium mesh - these are by Carole Andrews - and the figure on the right looks like it has been wrapped in a loose woven gauze, in fact it is titled Wrapped, and is by Pam Foley. There are three of these figures in the exhibition and I think these are my absolute favourites.
This one I thought was absolutely beautiful - The Family Group by Lilly Henry - it was set amongst wild flowers that had been planted like a maze and the sculpture was in the centre.
This is Allium Field by Paul Cox - I was surprised when I saw this as I have one of these Allium Heads in my garden - my friend Rene and I both bought one, we think, from Beth Chattos - obviously we should have bought more!!
Oh I know how he feels - I've been sitting down too long doing this blog post and I must have a stretch. There are over two hundred sculptures in the exhibition and I am definitely going back again.