The Hepworth Wakefield
I had wonderful afternoon with my good friend Dalia at the The Hepworth Wakefield. located on the Calder and Hebble Navigation.
We did not know what we wanted to do and we both arrived very independently upon The Hepworth, and neither of us had been. We are frequent visitors of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, heavily dotted with the works of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth
I have selected a handful of pictures that I took, using my old 18-55mm kit lens, for its image stabilisation. I felt naked without my tripod; and brushing up on ad-hoc photography skills. Only a couple of the galleries did not allow photography, due to other photographs being exhibited, even a piece called the Frog which resemble the Millennium Falcon was not allowed to be photographed..
Exhibiting were Franz West, Barbara Hepworth and others I did not catch the names of. The Chairs one I would be grateful if someone could enlighten me, as I thought I could find it on the Google search….alas no luck what so ever, and too sad to phone the gallery.
I chose to convert into black and white, purely because it looks better for sculpture and architecture.
Artists and Sculptures
Totem by Hepworth had a wonderful light fall on to it, it looked marshmallow like. I have dodged and burned in lightroom to help isolate the sculpture. I still had my circular polariser on the lens which helped.
The Figure for Landscape is its original cast. The bronze can be seen in Hepworth St Ives.it looks ghostly, and madonna like from this particlular angle.
Allan Kaparow’s Yard is a living sculpture of tyres. exhibiting around the world since the 1960’s. Locally sourced tyres fill an urban space, where the public can play around with the tyres, make their own sculptures and have wheel races etc. This space had an overwhelming odour of rubber. This scene took my fancy.This is not all of the art space, there are hundreds more tyres
The Chairs sculptured and I do apologise my research was poor on this, however I have a sneaky suspicion it is Franz West. I decided to off-centre the image as the setting was symmetrical, and the tulip / earpiece was enigmatic.
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