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Not Vital's spherical stainless steel sculpture at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton near Wakefield

This piece is one of the many striking sculptures by Not Vital currently on display at Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of of this artist's first major UK exhibition. I was able to capture it as the Bank Holiday Monday crowds thinned out as a sunny afternoon came to an end.

Sited in the walled Gallery Garden, I love this particular piece as it seems so perfectly grounded and at home where it sits. The pitted craters are reminiscent of his previous moon sculptures - though more polished and perfect, while the stainless steel finish reminds me of a giant gazing globe - those chrome balls which were so popular in Victorian stately home gardens - reflecting the character, mood and movement of the skies above. A fantastic, fitting and striking addition to the YSP grounds, and perfect for a spring day…

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Copyright: Joby Catto
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9836x4918
Taken: 30/05/2016
Uploaded: 31/05/2016
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: art; sculpture; park; display; culture; steel; spring; grass; afternoon; yorkshire; wakefield; west bretton
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