Woven Willow Installation on the Castle Wall by Laura Ellen Bacon
Closer View of the sculpture, 'Form of Intrigue'
150-year-old Yew Topiary have taken on a very Modern Bent
Entrance to the Tithe Barn Ruin Garden
The inside of the Tithe Barn was draped with plants and vines
The Carp Pool and Tithe Barn
Sudeley Castle, located in Gloucestershire in the Cotswolds, is rich in history but has some modern layers recently added to the medieval structures. The main castle was built by Baron Sudeley in the 15th century. Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst, the daughter of the current owner, Lady Ashcombe, is a contemporary art dealer at New York’s Pace Gallery. For the past several years, Mollie has curated cutting-edge sculpture shows on the grounds. 'Form of Intrigue' is striking sculpture installation by artist Laura Ellen Bacon for a Sotheby’s hosted exhibition in 2011.
Even the yew topiary planted in 1860 by Emma Dent have an oversized modern sculpture air. The Tithe Barn was nearly destroyed by Oliver Cromwell during the Civil War in the 1640's. Today the ruin is layered with a modern palette of vines, shrubs and perennials creating a very romantic effect.