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AIC215 Sketch book relating to YSP and Hepworth Gallery.

“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before. “

Neil Gaiman

These are images taken from my Sketch book. This selection is in responce to a visit to The Yorkshire Sculpture Park and The Hepworth Gallery.

Henry Moore drew quite a few sketches of sheep. I think they are a pleasing shape, rather like a walking footstool. After my visit to YSP, which has sheep roaming around amongst the sculptures, I thought I would try my hand at a couple.

I took several photos of the sheep at YSP and tried to sketch them in a H.Moore style.

I was very taken with the D Hirst work, these are a small selection of photos I took on the day that I had professionally printed at the Coast Road campus.

A small selection of the photos from The Hepworth Gallery and my own sketches.

Inspired by Hepworth’s work, I thought about how I might take natural forms and convert them into sculptures. The picture on the left is taken from a photo of two people sitting together. The one on the right is a single form leaning on a table. I added the “key” to show where I would put holes and texture in the solid.

Two photos of Moore’s sculptures. I enhanced the lower one and converted it to black and white to showcase the range of textures on the piece, from the smoothness of the face and arm to the coarseness of the leg and plinth. I think it makes her look like she is emerging from the rock and becoming more “human” the further she removes herself from the medium. I also liked the finish on this photo as it reminded me of the type you would find in old books, before the use of colour printing.

In this next page I show images I took at the Hepworth Gallery from different artists work with wood. To compliment this I have included a photo I took at the YSP, this is also a “dead” tree, but unlike the other pieces, it has been left in nature and is slowly being absorbed by it.


Published by stweddle

Living in Newcastle I have access to great landscape; sea, urban, country and city which I am continually inspired by. Starting my artistic qualification in my 50's allows me the benefit of long years admiring others art and a burning need to create my own.

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