sculpture park. 2011
Meadow Intervention at YSP
Two meadows, square in shape, to be planted at YSP: one
entirely of yellow flowers, one entirely of blue flowers.
Each meadow to be approx 1 acre (4,000 m2)
The two meadows will be separate from each other
Research shows that newly planted forage areas greater in
size than 0.25ha (0.62 acres) are big enough to have a
positive impact on bumblebee populations. Wildflower
meadows are the most important habitat for bumblebees as
they provide flowers throughout the summer and contain many
nectar and pollen rich plant species favoured by
habitats also support a great variety of invertebrates,
birds and mammals too: honeybees, solitary bees, moths,
butterflies, spiders, beetles, damsel and dragonflies,
ladybirds, hoverflies, grasshoppers, ants, worms, mice,
shrews, voles, moles, birds (e.g goldfinches and kestrels)
bats, foxes etc.
Screenprint, oil paint, pencil crayon, pencil on paper.
2011. 105 x 85 cm
of screenprint by Jonty Wilde
Symphytum x uplandicum
(or Green Alkanet
Scale model showing potential meadow sites at Yorkshire
Grey board, perspex, wood, paint, map pins. 2011.
65 x 105 cm
Letter from YSP explaining why there is no area on the 500
acre Bretton Estate to accommodate the proposed meadow
Letter on display along with seeds, soil samples and other
of Dead Bees
Dead bees installed within one of the gallery walls.
Collection includes virgin queen honey bee, worker and
drone honey bees, various bumblebees.
to see the development of the meadows in Everton Park in
Liverpool in 2012
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
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