Since it's been open I have visited the park many times and always enjoyed the large sculptures in their outdoor setting.
|David William Sampson with "James"|
This year David Sampson invited me to the opening so I grabbed the chance. Here he is with his enegmatic ceramic piece "James". I have seen much of his smaller work which I find fascinating but not comfortable. This is as large as he has worked and it magnifies that feeling of life on the edge. Not a bad thing. Sometimes the things I feel at home with are just too cosy.
There were several other sculpures that took my eye, notably Willow Arch by Carole Beavis and Mechanism by Nick Horrigan.
|Carole Beavis with "Willow Arch"|
|Nick Horrigan with "Mechanism"|
|Final joy of the evening ! Hot air balloon over Burghley House.|