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David Nash, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

David Nash, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

A spellbinding 40-year career retrospective of the sculptor who works in wood

'Black Ball' looks like an alien space-ship entirely at home in Yorkshire
Wood is a mysterious substance. We do not make it, it makes itself. It is useful to us, alive and dead. Without it, our history would not be the same. But it is so ever-present, so much a part of that history, that we rarely see the wood for the trees. David Nash has seen both the wood and the trees for years. To him, wood is life.

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If you go do not miss the installation dedicated to 'Wooden Boulder'. Nash created a large wooden ball that travelled down a small stream to the sea by the forces of nature. The journey took 25 years. Beautiful and moving. It is one of my favourite pieces of art.

I agree, Tim: possibly my favourite video piece ever! Seeing it in context with the other pieces made from the same wood, and the drawings, was fantastic. And according to YSP, the boulder has recently resurfaced!

i ve recently been to see the exhibition and found his works to be stunning.I particularly enjoyed the 'wooden boulder'. I am fascinated to know where the boulder has resurfaced! kind regards Nicola

i like his work loooooooooooooooool

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