Damselfly, Tremenheere and New Sculpture Angel

17 May

Large Red Damselfly

A beautifully sunny day beckoned us out so off we went to Tremenheere Sculpture Park where the first beautiful thing we saw on parking was the lovely red damselfly above.

We always enjoy stomping around the gardens, the planting is glorious and the sculpture always intriguing.

We love visiting the James Turrell piece where we like to sit quietly and watch the sky and the clouds.

Tewlwolow Kernow

Tewlwolow Kernow is “An underground elliptical domed chamber which James Turrell has designed as a space from which to view the sky, especially at twilight.”  Tewlwolow means half-light, i.e. twilight.

‘Michael’ by Reinhard Pontius

An Angel’s Journey – Since 2020, this wooden sculpture by #ReinhardPontius (@atelier_fuer_bildhauerei) has been making its way across Europe as a messenger of peace and reconciliation. Following visits to Leipzig, Bruges, Coventry, last month Michael arrived at #Tremenheere, where it is sited in view of St Michael’s Mount until mid October, before heading to its next destination. It is hoped that Michael will eventually travel to Kiev, Ukraine 🇺🇦
Speaking about the work Reinhard Pontius says:
“We know about the Archangel Michael as a fighter and as the patron Saint in wars and freedom fights. With my Sculpture I would like to invite a different understanding: Michael – the angel of peace. I have deliberately dispersed with the familiar attributes of spear, flaming sword and scales in order to allow a new, free approach to this angel. The Archangel Michael stands for a spiritual power that is universal and at the same time very personal and that wants to support us to live courageously and peacefully.”
That brilliant day just got even better with a visit to The Hall for Cornwall to see “Message in a Bottle.” which I’ll tell you more about tomorrow.

9 responses to “Damselfly, Tremenheere and New Sculpture Angel

  1. utesmile

    May 19, 2023 at 6:18 pm

    What fantastic pictures!

  2. nrhatch

    May 18, 2023 at 11:57 am

    If you’re interested, here’s a link to the James Turrell post I did 10 years ago:

  3. nrhatch

    May 18, 2023 at 11:56 am

    The Ringling Museum in Sarasota has a James Turrell installation ~ as soon as I saw your photo, it came to mind.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 20, 2023 at 6:52 am

      We saw one of his in Los Angeles that was wonderful. I’ll check out your blog in a moment. 😊

  4. artfulcrone

    May 18, 2023 at 11:29 am

    I’m grateful that you share your experiences with us!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 3, 2023 at 7:19 pm

      I’m grateful that you take the time to comment. It makes it all worthwhile when you know someone appreciates the post. Thank you. 🙂

  5. Heyjude

    May 17, 2023 at 11:42 pm

    It’s been a while since we visited Tremenheere. Time to go back. No to mention the lovely restaurant there.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 18, 2023 at 7:15 am

      Yes, we had ‘second breakfast’ there yesterday before our stomp. It’s certainly worth another visit. There are several new sculptures that we have still to discover. Enjoy your next visit. 🙂


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