Form & Formality
Sculpture Exhibition in the Parterre Garden and Upper Border
Design, making and fine art often fuse together in sculpture. To make sculpture, a high level of craft expertise and an understanding of materials is required. ‘Form and Formality’ exhibition aims to show the skills of these creative maker-artists. They think, draw, make collages, maquettes and conjure forms out of their imagination. Along the way, there are many practical considerations and periods of problem-solving; so the sculpture emerges as part of this process.
I have selected works made of materials that are less traditional in garden sculpture, notably: glass, metal, wood and ceramic, as well as the more traditional materials of bronze and stone. All of these materials illuminate a place in the garden in a unique way. As the day goes on and the shadows move; as the seasons change and with that the plants and dappled shade that surrounds them, so each sculpture takes on a different aspect. They can be moved of course to animate different parts of the garden depending on the light and season.
Sculpture can give a garden focus, excitement and meaning.
Miranda Leonard June 2018