Another monumental sculpture from Sophie Ryder at Salisbury Cathedral; a 20’ tall crouching Lady Hare entitled ‘Rising’.
Despite its size, there was something in the transparent wire construction, location and pose that gave the sculpture an air of fragility and vulnerability – and I experienced the slightly disconcerting sensation of feeling protective towards it. I wanted to fend off the clambering kids and casual kickers; to tell the groups of cheesy snappers and selfie grabbers to show a little respect, to slow down, to see, to think, to feel ….
I thought mono would work best to capture these feelings but I’m not sure – I like the colours of the … err … colour version 🙂 Any thoughts …. ?
Closer consideration of this introspective sculpture reveals a smaller, kneeling hare hiding within.
(All images are copyright to Noeline Smith)