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The Wonders of Jupiter Artland

Last week, we had a wonderful day trip to the enchanting Jupiter Artland, just on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

I have been meaning to go for years but when a friend mentioned they had recently been and thoroughly enjoyed it, we decided to go.

Set in the grounds of the Jacobean Bonnington House, the 100 acre estate plays host to a variety of beautiful and wondrous sculptures and works of art from all manner of artists.

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The amount of work displayed is astounding and the owners are always on the lookout for new artists, so do watch this space!

From 'Weeping Girls' by Laura Ford, to 'A World Wide Web' by Shane Waltener, the style ranges from the mysterious to downright awe-inspiring.

The Boat House (Rivers by Tania Kovats) is a work of art in itself and contains one hundred samples of water from one hundred rivers across the UK. A simple idea but beautifully crafted and thought-provoking.

The Stone Coppice work by the artist/naturalist Andy Goldsworthy is very interesting. He works with the landscape by placing natural objects in differing places to understand what the trees and woodland will do to them and change over time.

Parallel to the above, the ladders placed by the small apple trees in a growing orchard have been placed there to show the height the trees will grow in future - A Variety of Cultures by Alec Finlay.

Landscape with Gun and a Tree by Cornelia Parker (the sculptor who devised and produced 'Cold Dark Matter', currently displayed at the Tate Modern) was truly impressive.

A particular favourite of mine was the Theatre d'ombres by Christian Boltanski, as previously I have worked with projectors to create shadows for some ethereal pieces.

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For those of you who have visited the Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, you will be surprised to see more stunning landscaped works by the artist Charles Jencks, 'Cells of Life'

For a day out to get away from it all I would highly recommend a visit and of course they have a fantastic cafe by Milk.

I've been very much inspired by all of the above, so please do watch this space for more artwork and inspiration coming from soon.

Thanks for reading!


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