Moore at the Gardens

Whale out of water
or Moore at the Gardens?
“Locking Piece” leaves next week.

 

 

I’m kicking myself. An exhibition of Henry’s Moore’s works was installed last March in our Botanic Gardens.  Did I visit in every season and in every light? No. Did I visit at all until last weekend? No.  Next week the sculptures return to their home in Leeds, England, and the gardens will look bare without them.

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19 Responses to Moore at the Gardens

  1. lazfreedman says:

    Beautiful sculptures indeed, an amazing man, sad they have to go though, Monica
    The Toronto Art Gallery has an amazing collection, could stare at them all day!(or year)
    Thanks for the great pics, and poem!
    All the Best,
    Peace,
    Laz

  2. penpusherpen says:

    Wonderful sculptures by a very talented man, Monica. Like Laz I could could stare at them and just……drift !! The texture and form are simply amazing, you can almost ‘touch’ them with your mind following each curve and line….Such a tactile art-form, are you allowed to and did you? xPenx

    • Monica says:

      Hi Pen, I REALLY wanted to but didn’t. They had lots of signs about it. The sculptures looked as though they had been planted, along with everything else in the garden. Like they had grown there. I think that’s just what Moore was hoping for.

      • Monica says:

        P.S. I love what you said about drifting with texture and form, curve and line. That’s just right, and I’m going to think about that when I go back.

      • penpusherpen says:

        I just had to come back for a second look, Monica, and the second sculpture, white and curvaceous, I just seem to see a plaintive crying to the heavens?..but maybe just the angle we’re seeing, …Leeds? I’ve never been there, but now I have a ‘pull’ to go!! xPenx

  3. How often do we do that ? So often I have decided to go somewhere or do something and then find I have left it too late. Oh well maybe I will be better this year !
    Take care Marjie x

  4. Monica says:

    Hi Marjie, We can always try! I’m going to try to make up for lost time in the next several days. And the Moore helped me realize that I have been neglecting a beautiful spot right in town. Thanks for visiting and take good care yourself.

  5. Enjoyed those pics my dear friend , would loved to have seen a few more taken from different angles , the perspective with the snow gives a surreal impression , hope you get back to them before they go.
    Cheers
    Ian aka Emu

    • Monica says:

      Definitely, Ian. Here’s my saga: this weekend I went without a camera. Monday I went back with a camera. The battery conked out while I was there! Moan. I’m going back with a freshly-charged battery. They are so different from every angle.

  6. bluebee says:

    Well, Monica, at least you made it. That reminds me – got to get to see those Terracotta Warriors before they go back to China – thanks for the reminder🙂

  7. David says:

    So glad you could make it to the Gardens before there is no Moore! And great photos on a clear winter day. If it’s any consolation, Moore will be here through the end of January, so you have a couple weeks yet!

    David,
    Denver Botanic Gardens

    • Monica says:

      Hello David, Thanks so much for your comment! I’m definitely coming back as often as possible. I was thinking this morning that the sculptures feel like they were planted as babies, and now they are full-grown. Wow!

  8. andro51 says:

    These are truly wonderful pieces of sculpture Monica and to think that they will be residing in the UK very shortly too, now that makes one want to grab a camera and go and visit them, there are some fine examples here too and you have shown us a real treat adding this to your blogging so thank you for that… Have a lovely weekend now

    Androgoth XXx

  9. Chloe says:

    Lovely pictures of amazing sculptures…if you like, I can try to visit them in Leeds on your behalf in the sunshine…might be a miracle though, because more often than not it rains over here😉

    Thanks for sharing..and be grateful that you DID manage to see them. Many people don’t make the effort to observe such works of art😀 xx

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