IT IS one of the most stunning works of art to be brought to West Yorkshire.
And bosses at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park expect to have thousands of visitors for their latest off-beat exhibit. Click below to see the new exhibit and more from the park.Related content
Roger Hiorns’ blue crystal installation at Yorkshire Sculpture Park – named Seizure – has been described as both “beautiful and menacing”.
It was created when the artist took over a disused flat in London and poured 75,000 litres of liquid copper sulphate into the rooms. Hiorns was shortlisted for the 2009 Turner Prize.
The chemical was pumped into the flat to create a dazzling crystalline growth on the walls, floor, ceiling and bath of the abandoned dwelling.
Youngsters experimenting with chemistry sets will remember the excitement of growing their own blue crystals from copper sulphate..
The flat, 151-189 Harper Road became a site of pilgrimage, with hundreds of people making their way across the capital to the anonymous council flat each day.
Faced with the demolition of the housing block in early 2011, Seizure was acquired by the Arts Council.
Now it has been brought to the Sculpture Park for a ten-year tenure, opening on June 15
It has been transported from its original location in London and is now situated in a bespoke enclosure near the park’s Bothy Garden.
Sculpture Curator at the Arts Council Collection, Natalie Rudd described the experience of going inside the work: “When you step inside Seizure you quickly realise that every surface of the flat is covered by a deep layer of ultramarine-coloured crystals.
“It is light enough to find your way around the rooms of the flat, but dark enough to feel like you have entered another world.
“It is a strange place, but it is also strangely beautiful.”
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