Jupiter Artland

It was my first time going to Jupiter Artland and I was not disapponted. Before I even got out of the car I was amazed at what I could see driving through the park up to the car park; there was donkeys, sheep and the most surreal part was water being on both sides of you which made you feel as if though you were on the water floating.

I drove where the people are walking but because you can’t see the road at the side of you it feels and looks like you are floating above the water. The spiral hills were also amazing to look at they are called Life Mounds by Charles Jencks

When we were taken on our tour this is the first piece we seen. A forest by Jim Lambe, he wanted to a mirror to reflect the forest so it would show the changes to the forest throughout the seasons. The corners reveal layers of colours which in the winter when its dark and the trees don’t have any leaves, it adds a burst of colour.

The Suck by Anish Kapoor really drew me in because I wanted to see what was at the bottom ofthe hole if there even was one however the cast iron cage surrounding it doesn’t allow you to go and look which leaves you wondering and lets your imagination run wild. I also wondered how the grass looked like it had just been cut because their didn’t appear to be an opening, but there was one in the corner however Kapoor put openings and bolts all around the cage so it looked like you had found the opening but it was just a fake.

The next piece on our tour was Firmament by Antony Gormley, when I first looked at it I seen the relation to the star sign constellations being very angular as it was inspired by an old star map to form the non regular polygonal structure of a crouching figure. But it wasn’t until our tour guide pointed out that it was actually a man crouching down in the shape of how runners start their races that I noticed it. The placement of this piece has also been well thought about as at night when the stars are out you can see the similarities but also see the sky through the piece.

The Weeping Girls by Laura Ford. There was about four of these girls in different positions and places in the wood and they work well because they are very intriguing. Although I did think it looks like they could just turn their heads and look at you, like something from a horror movie. Our tour guide informed us that the positions of the girls change as it is the stages of a tantrum which added a bit humour to the piece. But I was amazed at how realistic they look, the hair looks like its been individually pieced together but actually its a mop that has been found and waxed.

We also seen the Landscape with Gun and Tree by Cornelia Parker.

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