July 5th, 2009



busy weekend. K's mum's birthday yesterday, so we had K's brother, his wife, their two boys, K's sister, and K's aunt and uncle over from Portugal.

We've had a *lot* of very nice food.

Just uploading some photos now - we went to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park today for a picnic. They've got an exhibition on by Peter Randall-Page, who does these amazing carved stone things, which are utterly brilliant and must take forever to do. There were two parts to it - outside you could touch the sculptures, but inside it was strictly no touching, no photos, no mobile phones, don't even *breathe* on them 'k?

ok, I made the last one up. But the 'no photography' thing makes me itch. Seriously - these things are HUGE blocks of carved stone. How are you going to damage them?


rabbit, originally uploaded by dakegra.

note to self - next time you go to the YSP, take your notebook so you can reliably report back on which artist made the stuff you're photographing!

This is, as you can see, a giant rabbit. Made of chickenwire.

rabbit detail



donated, originally uploaded by dakegra.

I just love this small plaque on a wooden bench - the idea that the 'players' have got together and sorted out seating for the viewers.

The bench is in a large dome, in the centre of which are maybe a dozen thick wooden planks which, when you step on them, cause melodic tones to come out of hidden speakers.

This appeals to me in so many ways - today we watched an old guy and his wife try and work out the 'rules' of how it worked - maybe if you stepped lightly, you got higher tones, and stamping produced lower?

Maybe this is the game the plaque refers to. I really hope so. :-)