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By TrevBatWCC    
Leaving the Calder and Hebble Navigation, just a few metres from where I started my canalside walk is the Hepworth Wakefield, which sits alongside the River Calder. So, took a walk around its wildflower gardens, and came across this sculpture.
'Off Grid' is the first major UK exhibition of work by Sheila Hicks Born in Hastings, Nebraska in 1934, she attended Yale University School of Art and Architecture between 1954 and 1959, studying painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, architecture and art history. Working mainly in textiles, she has been exhibiting in the indoor galleries of the Hepworth Wakefield (though I've not visited inside for a while and it's now finished), and this is one of her outdoor exhibits.
Despite searching dozens of images of her work on t'internet, I can't find this particular one so can't put a name to it, and I've called it 'Monolith'! 😃
(image taken 01/09/2022)

Many thanks to Alan (af1), Sylvia (Sylviwhalley) and Colleen for their User Awards on my previous upload, Calder and Hebble Navigation 5 , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw image processed in Nikon Capture NX-D, tweaked in Nik Collection's plugins and Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Wakefield Sculpture Specialist and abstract Textiles Sheila Hicks Hepworth Gardens

Voters: colijohn, Jasper87, mike9005 and 36 more

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Jasper87 Plus
13 3.3k 164 England
8 Oct 2022 12:10PM
Not sure much of her work has a title but she has done quite a few columns of these textiles.
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2022 12:13PM
That's an eye catching one.
af1 Plus
10 1 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2022 12:32PM
interesting Trev have a good weekend...Alan
saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
8 Oct 2022 1:10PM
Looks like a homage to the Redwoods (Giant sequoia) of America, Trev.
cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
8 Oct 2022 1:15PM
Looks like Cadbury's flake to me...shows what a wasted education can do for you!!!🤣🤣🤣
Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
8 Oct 2022 1:29PM
Competing with the lampposts.
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2022 1:55PM
Must admit I thought a large flake as well,
put mine down to being stuck in bed Trev.
Peter Grin
8 Oct 2022 2:52PM
Fascinating image and narrative Trev. It’s the kind of sculpture I want to touch.

Interesting piece Trev, and informative narrative also. I must admit it does remind me of a Cadbury's confection.
HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
8 Oct 2022 3:49PM
Intriguing sculpture, Trev 😀 I join folk above in thinking it was a giant ‘Flake’ bar 😄 very different to your usual uploads. Never quite sure why people erect sculptures like this, “hey, look, it’s that Giant Flake bar sculpture’ folk might say. ‘Can’t remember the artist, but it looks like a chocolate bar’. As the poshos would say ‘very tactile’ .. (but thinking ‘that looks like a Flake bar!’) 😆
8 Oct 2022 4:00PM
An interesting sculpture well photographed by you Trev and thanks for the information on the sculptor.

SlowSong Plus
14 10.7k 30 England
8 Oct 2022 6:22PM
Grin Cats got there before me. Smile
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2022 6:36PM
An interesting shot for SS
Definitely has a look of a Cadbury Flake Trev.
Great capture and narrative.
cooky Plus
19 6 9 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2022 7:35PM
Like a giant, textile totem pole and love the grasses surrounding it Trev. Would imagine natural dyes and maybe she wanted it to weather outside.

I love the colours and work that has gone into it. We don't always need to understand to appreciate.

LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2022 6:47AM

Quote:An interesting sculpture well photographed by you Trev and thanks for the information on the sculptor.


ColleenA Plus
10 506 11 Australia
9 Oct 2022 11:04AM
I see Big Brother is watching you and the Monolith.
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
11 Oct 2022 9:09AM
very eye catching
Fefe Plus
11 84 49 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2022 5:11PM
To me it looks like a load of embroidery threads all fastened together.
The plan with them was to pull one out and all the rest would tangles.
Not when I did it 😕😁
Chinga Plus
12 116 3 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2022 8:42PM
Wonderful... Well seen Trev,
Isabel GrinGrin

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