Having a friend to stay from out of town often means a lovely excuse to dip into local culture. Apart from showing Linda every sheep on the southern peninsula we also found time to have lunch in St Ives and wander around the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden.
It's not often that I rave about sculpture, or any art for that matter, but this is something special and every time I visit the garden there is always something new to see, some new angle to discover.
Barbara Hepworth was unique. A close friend of Picasso, Henry Moore and married to the artist Ben Nicholson, Hepworth became part of the close knit St Ives set producing some of her finest work.
Trewyn Studio was both home and studio. The large garden became a canvas for her work, showing the natural form and fluidity that reflects the 'pagan' coast that surrounded her home.
The installations in the garden change with light and season.Barbara died in 1975 but her amazing art goes on and is a delight. It is well worth a visit if you are down this way.