Yesterday was a beautiful day so I headed north to the Botanic Garden at Glasvevin again. I was hoping to see some autumn colour but there is a temporary exhibition of sculpture in the garden. Called ‘Sculpture in Context’, it is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition, featuring new and established artists who had the chance to put their pieces in unusual places.
I have said before that I am not always sure about ‘art in the garden’ and I do think that it devalues the actual garden a bit. But it certainly seemed to be drawing in the crowds and some of the pieces were either beautiful, intriguing, thought-provoking or attractive. I won’t say much more because I am hardly an art critic; I will let you decide. Anyway, here are some of those that either caught my eye or that I liked.
‘Anne Boleyn l’ by Jason Ellis. A bit of humour here
‘Anne Boleyn ll’ by Jason Ellis. More humour
‘Leaving (Nature fills void)’ by Penelope Lacey.
‘Waltzing Goldfish’ by Susan Cuffe. This delicate, hanging piece was enhanced by the colour of the grasses
‘Bottle Brush’ by Clare Green. This showed careful observation of callistemon
‘Inner Sanctum ll’ by Breda Marron. A close up of the entrance. Make a wicker house and you can be sure the kids will flock to it.
‘Floral Subversion’ by Joe Nagle. I am sorry but this is not what I want to see in a border.
‘Fauna or Flora’ by Michelle Maher. The series of ceramic bowls did look good among the blue fescues
‘Health and Safety’ by Bob the builder. OK, only kidding – I think
‘Bog Sundew Tentacles’ by Gwyn Grace. This small piece outside the insectivorous house was intriguing but I couldn’t resist using an effect
‘Fabric-ation’ by Helen Walsh.
‘Monolith’ by Sunny Wieler’. I liked the general shape of this, especially the way it echoed the lines of the greenhouse
‘Celaeno’ by Richard Heffernan. Very curious and I liked the detail
‘Tree of Knowledge’ by Brian Byrne. For some bizarre reason I think this was my favourite
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