A few weeks ago we went to see the Jaume Plensa exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
And it was awesome.
In fact, I was a little overawed if I'm honest. By the time I reached the final piece of work I was a little overwhelmed and had to leave the room ... battling back tears ...
I know .. either I reeeeaaaalllly adore sculpture or I'm a complete crazy-lady ... [actually it's a bit of both ... ].
But, with that in mind, when it came to making a scrapbook page featuring some of the photos we took that day ... I thought I'd be safer with a work that didn't make me lose my mind/composure in a public space!
So instead here's a page about Twenty-nine Palms a curtain made of steel letters which form strands of poetry from 29 of Plensa's favourite poets:
In fact, you're encouraged to touch it and when you do, when you gently run your hands along the letters, they tinkle and chime adding to the magical feel of a curtain of floating poetry.
[There are a few videos of it on Youtube if you really to hear it for yourself - just search for Jaume Plensa].
And when I wasn't taking photos of it I was trying to read it:
I'd love to know if you've seen any of Plensa's work - I know he's an international artist - but I'll leave it up to you to declare whether or not it made you cry or feel like a child again!
The small print:
- TheYorkshire Sculpture Park website.
- The YSP on Twitter.
- I based the structure of my layout on Shimelle's 'Sketch of the Week for 8th June'
- The papers + fabric come from the Crafty Templates Quirky Kit I'm guest-designing with this month.
- The alphabet border stamp is by Lost Coast Designs and is available from 3DJean [there's a 3 for 2 offer on all stamps from now until 9pm June 20th 2011].