Wrapped Up and Ready to Go!
15th January 2010
Huge shipping containers from California arrived at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park at the beginning of December. And this was just the beginning. There is now another cargo ship on the high seas, carrying an iron sculpture that has been fabricated in China, and two articulated lorries are on the road full of Nash sculptures from his gallery in Germany, all cargo destined for the Sculpture Park in Yorkshire.
Capel Rhiw Studio 15 01 10 Photograph by Pete Telfer
And there's a similar story in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Sculptures representing four decades of ideas and work have been wrapped and labeled at David Nash's workshops and at his studio Capel Rhiw.
King and Queen ready to go! Photograph by Pete Telfer
Some of David Nash's best known sculptures made ready to travel. Photograph by Pete Telfer
Articulated lorries are now being loaded to take the works up to Yorkshire from the Chapel and the workshops.
Husks wrapped and ready. Photograph by Pete Telfer
Sculptures are first loaded onto one lorry at the workshops. Photograph by Pete Telfer
And then at Huges Spesialised Transport yard the sculptures are transferred from one lorry to an even bigger low loader. A few of these will have left Hughes' yard this week - destination Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photographs by Pete Telfer.
The Iron Dome installed this week at Shanghai Sculpture Park
Photographs courtesy of Shanghai Sculpture Park
This sculpture, The Iron Dome, consists of 49 cast iron pieces. It is 6M in diameter and the tallest pieces are 2.8M high. There were two versions of this sculpture made in China from polystyrene blocks that were carved by David Nash using hot wire. One version, seen here, has been installed this week at the Shanghai Sculpture Park and the other is currently in transit on its way to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to be installed there ready for David Nash's major exhibition that begins in May.
Also See -
David Nash - Workshops video
Ash Dome video
White Cube video
Five Charred Columns video
Sun Vessels for Huesca video
David Nash is shipping out News Item
David Nash's California Twmps Article
Big Wood, Big Saw News Item
Updating the Family Tree video
David Nash at the Eisteddfod news item
David Nash in Mannheim, Germany news item
David Nash's Profile Page click here
David Nash's Gallery 'Evans Yard' with more photographs of this work.
Culture Colony - Y Wladfa Newydd David Nash Gallery
External Web Sites of interest -