As you approach ART @ MG – Mardleybury Gallery in Datchworth it is easy to see the two very large sculptures that have recently become landmarks outside of the gallery, as pictured below. These sculptures were created by Mr Derek Howarth and were originally exhibited within the University of. Leicester’s botanical gardens. Both sculptures rotate on their stands - the white lady, who’s shape has definitely has been influenced by the great Henry Moore, is named ‘She’s got a ticket to ride’ after the Beatle’s famous song written in the ‘60’s. The second sculpture is called ‘The Curates Egg’ and tells the story around civilization.
If you call into the gallery the owners will only be too pleased to give a full explanation of the meanings.
To hear Derek speaking to Mairtin De Barra, BBC, about his life as a sculptor please see the following video.....