Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Broomhill


I traveled to North Devon last weekend to attend a party organized by some old friends of ours, and we spent two fabulous nights tucked away at the Broomhill Art Hotel and Sculpture Park.

Although, my main focus has always been interiors, I love gardening and landscaping and feel strongly that it is an important extension of interior design and architecture. I guess it is not surprising that I fell head over heels with this sculpture park, and immediately wanted to ship all of these pieces to Dublin to sit in my backyard.

Sadly, for me, most of these sculptures deserve large rolling landscapes. Part of the fun is discovering them hidden behind a corner or down a sloping, fern clad ravine. I love how their presence jars the imagination and ask the viewer to reinterpret their surroundings.

3 comments:

patriciagrayinc.com said...

What a magical gardenscape this is!! I love garden sculpture. I am wondering why we don't use more garden sculpture in residential settings. It seens to be reservered for commercial and public spaces. I think every garden should have a piece of scupture. thanks for sharing these pictures.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

oh that very beautiful second sculpture!

Patricia Buzo said...

Beautiful! I absolutely drool over sculpture gardens!!