Friday, 22 March 2013
Still not well, though recovering, I have been looking over some of the photos I took in Wakefield. This is the view from one of the huge windows in The Hepworth. They are 'picture windows' in the best sense of the word. They give visitors to the gallery an extraordinary sense that the views outside are very much part of what one is meant to be appreciating, as much as the sculpture inside. In this case the framed subject is an old mill (which I think they are going to convert to residential use) and the oddly-shaped timber structure, which did not appear to have much purpose except possibly as a rain shelter. It reminded me of a mammoth or some kind of huge beetle. Quite dramatic.