Saturday, 2 July 2016
Terence Coventry Sculpture Park
" Whoever would have thought that such a place of Culture and Art could be found at the end of an ordinary, but very beautiful , Cornish footpath ! " I texted to my friend...."I need to think about how to describe this place in my journal , because it is so special . "
We'd enjoyed our delicious lunch at Roskillys....Crab sandwiches ...Butternut Squash 'n' Coriander Soup and a wholewheat roll .... and decided to go on an adventure .
A walk in the country side above Coverack .
Scrabbling over old granite styles and stepping carefully through an ancient shallow muddy ford , in our shoes ( wellies might have better idea ) and trying not to slip on the massive serpentine stepping stones . Gunnera manicata leaves towering over our heads .
Surely the Cornish Piskies must live here !
We continued past a field with some pretty young calves , then on again along the footpath through the woods .
Chattering and laughter about life and stuff .
The Primroses and Bluebells now overtaken by the Foxgloves , Dandelions , the mirthful pink Seline and what are those lovely blue flowers , that scrabble about through everything ? Liquorice or Blue Tufted Vetch ?......
Our chatter about the wild flowers came to an abrupt stop .......
.......... we seemed to have entered into another world .
As it turned out ....this was the world of Terence Coventry .
Wow ! I ,m not one to know how to talk about art , but even I could feel the creative energy and importance of the sculptures that surrounded us in these meadows .
Not just one or two , but many !
Awestruck and very glad that I,d brought my camera ! Were we meant or even allowed to be in here ?
Suddenly the conversation had changed to Barbara Hepworth and Elizabeth Frink .... my friend , far more knowledgeable than me !
It felt like such an awesome privilege to be standing here , our breath being taken away by such strong yet quite heart touching figures .
Cleverly and easily recognisable familiar birds ,created from steel and other figures of concrete like stone .
I love these feeding birds !
Notice board with more information about the Terence Coventry Sculpture Park .
The dancing spirit in me loves this joyful piece !
I haven't shown you everything..so I hope that you too might stumble upon the Terence Coventry Sculpture Park along the cliffs above Coverack .