When I think of a cathedral, stained glass immediately comes to mind. However, contemporary glass sculptures do not. In the Salisbury Cathedral the old and the new come together in a unique glass exhibition. Contemporary glass works by nine artists are displayed on a long table surrounded by the cathedral’s stained glass windows.
Guarding the town hall in Salisbury is Gilbert the Dragon. He is not a traditional sculpture made of marble or stone. Instead he is made out of greenery, flowers and succulents. This little dragon becomes a work of art garden in the middle of the city square, providing a fresh approach to sculpture.
Rising // Sophie Ryder // galvanized wire
Ready for a scavenger hunt? Sculptor Sophie Ryder’s solo exhibition in Salisbury is spread all over the cathedral grounds. Some works are scattered in the park surrounding the cathedral and others are dispersed throughout the cathedral’s interior. These monumental sculptures and drawings are mostly created out of wire, allowing viewers the opportunity to see through the sculptures, providing for a unique viewing experience.
Dancing Ladies // Sophie Ryder // bronze
Open Hand // Sophie Ryder // Wire drawing
Sleeping Feet // Sophie Ryder // galvanized wire
Girl with Dog on Shoulders // Sophie Ryder // bronze
Open Hand // Sophie Ryder // galvanized wire