Sunday, August 28, 2016
Monday, August 8, 2016
Sculptures in the Forest
Hidden in the hills about 14 kilometres north of Siena, is a small but interesting sculpture park. Privately-owned and run by a cultural association, the park was opened in 2004. Its founders, Rosalba and Piero Giadrossi, bought and converted seven hectares of wood formerly fenced for raising wild boar.
|horribly kitsch, this installation does raise a smile at the park entrance|
Except for the amphitheatre area near the entrance, the park is really a wilderness; which makes it all the more interesting. Evergreen oak (quercus ilex) and other oaks, cistus and broom provide a shady and sometimes colourful setting for thirty-odd sculptures and installations.
|the Mondrian-influenced ticket-office and shop; even the parking area has a hint of artfulness about it|