The Absent Belfry Shö-Rö - Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden Work by more than sixty sculptors on display, from the USA, Germany, Iceland, Italy, France and the UK, with a number of sculptures by members of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. “The Absent Belfry Shö-Rö is a non-functional sculpture influenced by the bell tower within the Töfuku-Ji Temple in Kyoto. The 12 column platform invites spectators on a journey up the steps to an inner raised platform of the belfry where there is no sound source or protection from the elements, what you find there is their absence. On that journey your mind might wonder about the unanticipated changing dimensions of the stairs, with the increasing step working in tandem with the decreasing foothold as you ascend and thus making you work to enter the absent belfry” Gudrun Nielsen