In a previous post I wrote about El Anatsui’s artwork at the chateau of Chaumont. I should explain that his work was just one among many at an event called the Festival des Jardins (Festival of Gardens) the chateau holds every summer. I have always wanted to go and finally had the opportunity. When I discovered the gardens featured outdoor art installations, I was even more excited. First up are photos of the chateau and its pathways.
English artist Chris Drury‘s piece below was one of my favorites. For me, wood has similar qualities to fiber as it relates to grain, line and texture, which attracts me to it. His work is described as a powerful spiral appearing to breathe some of the park’s secrets.
I was intrigued by the piece below where the artist framed a plant arrangement, creating a living painting. Unfortunately, I don’t have the name of the artist or the piece. While the gardens were filled with installations, names were weren’t always evident, and the brochure provided and the book I purchased only discussed the larger, apparently more important pieces.
Here are more installations and garden views.
The gardens offer expansive views and wonderful detail.