Art ‘en plein air’

Although recently posted on my flower and garden blog Earth Laughs in Flowers this post is mostly about sculpture and not the planting of a garden. I thought maybe readers of my Travel blog might also enjoy seeing this.

Earth laughs in flowers

There is a garden, tucked away down one of the maze of winding streets in St Ives, which is visited more for its artwork than its floral attributes. The Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden sits in a tranquil green oasis amidst the tightly packed houses and crowded streets teeming with the noise of excited children, screeching gulls and barking dogs.

DSCF2882 Spring 1966

I am drawn to the shape and smoothness of this one (above). I have to circle it to find the best way of photographing it. Looking for patterns created by the dappled shade.

Barbara Hepworth came to live and work here in 1949 until her death 40 years ago. She was a contemporary of Henry Moore and one of the most important Modernist sculptors of the 20th century. The best examples of her work can be found here in the Trewyn Studio and garden in Cornwall. Her work is full…

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I live in the UK, but when I was younger I spent several years travelling the world followed by a period living in South Africa. I look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.