Borden (Sculpture) Park

Borden Park in Edmonton is one of my favourite places to go for a walk, and I have posted pictures of it here previously. (October Afternoon, Autumn, Sunday Morning) One of the things I like about it is that is home to lots of sculptures.

Gigi (2005) by Louis Munan

It reminds me of the time when I was a student of sculpture, back in the early 1970s in the UK. I spent a year at Manchester College of Art and a year at Rochdale College of Art. From there I went to Bretton Hall, which at the time was a college of the University of Leeds, to earn a teaching certification.

The grounds at Bretton Hall are beautiful and became the home for Yorkshire Sculpture Park with works by many artists including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.

The sculptures at Borden Park are varied and unusual, and I often stop to look at them. The metal sculptures remind me of some of the maquettes I made back in the day, and the pleasure I took in learning to weld. I went to the Rochdale technical school to learn oxy-acetylene welding and was the only female in the class. The other students helped me with the heavy lifting and I helped them prepare for the written exam. Win-win.

Borden (Sculpture) Park not only provides me with a lovely place to safely wander, but it also brings back memories. More winning.



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