Sunday, 25 June 2017

Mosaic Monday # 46 - Cerisy sculpture park revisited.

Last month I told you about the sculpture park  situated in the grounds below the Abbaye de Cerisy and how it came to be.

Earlier this month we went back again to see if there were any new works in progress, although there weren't any sculptors working with stone and marble I did notice what appeared to be two recently created sculptures which hadn't been there on our previous visit.

This year the organisers of the event have extended the invitation to artists who's metier is working with metal. On land adjacent to the park workshops have been set up and I was able to get some photographs of the artists at work.

In one of the workshops I saw that a stone sculpture from 2010 was being worked upon. What do you think, do the little toy cars add or detract from the original piece? I have to admit to being baffled, myself.

On the opposite side of the road from the sculpture park is a beautiful lake which attracts locals, tourists and those who like to fish.

So serene and tranquil, the sculptures dotted around the lake add another level of interest.
I can see that this is going to become one of our favourites places to visit this summer.


  1. Maggie, this is a beautiful park. I would love to picnic at that serene lake. Thanks for sharing the sculpture garden. We have a sculpture garden here in Austin. I should plan a visit and share it sometime. It's very different, but interesting.
    Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

  2. Dearest Maggie
    I'm looking forward to your Mondays post, you always have something truly beautiful to share and I'm so grateful to you both for this and for hosting !

    Wishing you a most lovely new week
    I'm sending blessings across the miles

    XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

  3. Hello Maggie
    It's nice that artists have this beautiful venue to display their works! The lake looks so cool and inviting. Have a wonderful week!

  4. How beautiful this park and the sculptures are so intriguing. How wonderful as well to be able to see craftspeople doing their metal sculpting right there. I would probably want to stand and watch until my knees gave out.
    I apologize for not getting back last week. A family friend passed away a week ago Sunday. Family flew in Monday, funeral and visitation Tuesday and Wednesday and family flew back, leaving me in a whirlwind and then, I got ill. Doing better this morning. Doing life as best we can is all we can do.
    Thank you Maggie

  5. What a fascinating place this is, Maggie! Seeing the artists at work is always a bonus.
    Thank you for hosting!

  6. PS: The little cars add a little bit of whimsy to the statue ;-)

  7. And we can all do with a bit of serene and tranquility in our lives, can't we?! What a gorgeous park indeed. I don't mind more vehicles when they are in a sculpture :)
    Thank you for hosting.
    Wren x

  8. Another wonderful visit to the Sculpture Park. Thank you always for sharing what you see. Thank you too Maggie for your 46th Mosaic Monday.

  9. Maggie, I think the cars add and create context for a certain look of the sculpture. Thanks for sharing and hosting. Have a great week. Sylvia D.

  10. It is a beautiful park and am glad you went back to check out any new sculptures. What I immediately think of when I see the small trucks etc is that young children are not intimidated by art and will willingly play there----artist conception I am sure

  11. This really is amazing. I love the path around the's where I would head. And I don't think the toy cars add to the beauty. I like the stone sculptures that look more natural. Lovely photos sweet friend. Happy MM!

  12. I want your life. You do the most fun things! The sculpture is lovely and what a beautiful spot to visit and revisit!

  13. Maggie - I could see myself picnicking at the sculpture garden on a regular basis - surrounding ourselves with beauty brings out the same in all of us.

  14. Thank you for the Link Party. I hope you have a wonderful week.

  15. I always enjoy sculpture gardens and come home wishing I had something interesting and really thought prevoking or intriguing for a garden corner, rather than those store bought statuettes and stone rabbits!!!!!! Well actually I like them too, especially when the ivy climbs around them and they look wistful!

    Thanks for your comment today Maggie - hope your herbs do well. I'll be thinking of you when I make pesto!

    Mary x

  16. Hi Maggie,

    So glad that you revisited Cerisy Sculpture Park, to show us around the beautiful lake, marked by the various works of art. It certainly does look serene, and I can understand why it will be a favourite place to escape to this summer.

    Thanks for hosting and wishing you a wonderful week,


  17. I love to watch artists at work. Wishing you a fabulous week.

  18. Hello Maggie, the sculpture park is indeed a beautiful place to visit. I can see a nice picnic lunch in your future there. Love the whimsy of the little cars, but then that is what art is all about.

  19. It really does look like a wonderful spot to walk through. Hope your week is going well.

  20. This was a fascinating post and I enjoyed your photos and information. I am not clear what is a MOsaic for mosaic monday if I wanted to participate.

  21. My post that I will link on Monday is partly about a sculpture park we visited while in Colorado... I am so glad I came here to see yours! They do make wonderful places to walk and I would certainly visit yours or the one in Colorado every day if only I weren't miles away from either ;>. I'm gonna' vote no on the little cars as if my vote counts (for anything these days apparently). Thank you for the lovely visit and I will see you again in a couple of days!


Thanks for stopping by, your visit just made my day!