Basket #7. Oxley Bank (2004)

Basket #7. Oxley Bank (2004)

Posted: 11.05.10 | Categories: [Architecture]  [Yorkshire Sculpture Park]  

I visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for the first time last month and found some really great photo subjects, but this one really stood out for me. The description below is lifted straight from the YSP website...

Since their artistic collaboration began in 1992, Winter/Hörbelt have developed many sculptures that are also structures where people can meet. Basket #7. Oxley Bank is a two-storey steel pavilion on a high ridge of the Longside valley, providing shelter, rest and spectacular views across the landscape. The Bretton Estate was designed to incorporate a series of viewing points and follies, only a few of which remain. Winter/Hörbelt have taken this historical precedent and at the same time opened up a stunning walking route to Longside Gallery. Constructed from double-layered steel mesh, from a distance Basket #7. Oxley Bank appears to be alternately solid and semi-transparent: from inside looking out it both offers and slightly obscures the view, and becomes a place for reflection and rest. Basket #7. Oxley Bank is so called because it has been erected previously in six places around the world and remains on loan after the Winter/Hörbelt Longside exhibition of 2004.


Canon EOS 5D Mark II
f 8
1/400 sec
24 mm
ISO 200
LENS : Canon 24-105mm

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  • Nice work. I took a shot from inside but the weather was 'challenging' and it didn't really work anyway. Good choice for the wider view.
    milou @ 2010-05-11

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