29 June 18. Went to see these exhibitions:
Both exhibitions concern human interaction with nature. Giuseppe Penone’s “A Tree in the Wood” has works from 5 decades of the artist’s career. I don’t remember hearing of the artist prior to this exhibition. He’s a leading artist in the Italian Arte Povera Movement. There are some impressive sculptures of trees cast in bronze, some with river boulders suspended in them.
I liked this one called “Sentiero 6” (Pathway 6) which has a living tree growing through a human figure (bronze).
The Common Ground exhibition charts the 30 year story of the arts and environmental charity. Features the work of many artists, sculptors and poets. This is a series of drawings by Peter Randall-Page, “Wayside Carvings” 1986 Charcoal on paper:
Wondered over to see the Elizabeth Frink figures again and made a sketch (I made the head too large):