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Charles Jencks: Metaphysical Landscapes (Jupiter Artland)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

This small, fascinating exhibition complements the cluster of large terraced earth mounds by American landscape architect Charles Jencks. The myriad of curving, sloping paths beckon you to climb and survey the ‘Life Mounds’, inspired by cells; the units of all life. The exhibition presents a series of studio works that explore this metaphysical preoccupation; small in scale, the sculptures are humorous and playful, perfectly balancing the natural with the supernatural, the human with the cosmos. After these, it is hard not to think of the ‘Life Mounds’ as cells themselves, and an intriguing parallel between the micro and the macro is inevitable. The exhibition is set within this beautiful and surprising landscape sculpture garden, a playground for discovery and exploration.

Jupiter Artland, 13 May – 8 Sept, 10.00am – 5.00pm (Thurs – Sun), free, fpp n/a.
t/w rating 5/5