On Wednesday 8th of October 39 year 11 Art & Photography students visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield. It’s set in the country and is mostly an open air sculpture museum exhibiting sculptures by artists from the past alongside more contemporary works. YSP has recently won the award ‘Museum of the Year 2014’.
There are a few indoor galleries, one of which is devoted to works in the style of Ursula Von Rydingsvard. She is a sculptor who works in Brooklyn, New York. Her giant sculptures were made from cedar wood, cows intestines and resin. Her work was very beautiful.
We went around the park in groups of 3-5 and took photographs of all the sculptures. Many of the sculptures were good fun with several quirky sculptures including a giant rabbit head with a human body and a brightly coloured mosaic octopus also made of mosaics.
Even though was cold and drizzly the Yorkshire Sculpture Park has stunning views and the day was a lot of fun. We were inspired by the work on display and we will be able to use our photographs and drawings in our Year 11 coursework.
By Shauna Frew Year 11