Saturday, 20 July 2013

Torsos


This sculpture - Lady-Hare, by Sophie Ryder - is one of a pair from a series called 'Torsos', which fuse human, animal and mythological forms to create mythical hybrids. Sophie Ryder's work has been the subject of an 'Art in Yorkshire' exhibition at Bradford's Art Gallery, Cartwright Hall, which is in Lister Park. The companion piece is 'Minotaur'. Huge and imposing, these two artworks sit either side of the entrance to Cartwright Hall, like sentinels. The exhibition inside has now closed but these pieces remain in position until next year.

7 comments:

  1. The same than in your new banner, right?..
    I like it , that's both funny and well done.

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  2. I think I saw some pieces by the same artist at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2 years ago. Very cool!

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  3. Well, it is nicely done, but I don't think I want it on my mantel.

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  4. I have to admit that this is not my preference in art sculpture. I'm not comfortable with fantasy of any kind, but I do love the brass door handles on your other post.

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  5. Love it! I shall have to keep Ryder's name in mind next time Artists comes up on Pointless. ( Not that she will be low, of course, but I don't know too many of your modern artists.)

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