Shadows and Light

Light is essential to visual art. Even a lack of light can shape an artwork’s colour, texture and form. Shadows and light can set a mood, tell a story. They conceal, reflect, reveal. For some artists, they’re tools and materials in their own right.

Many of our sculptures at YSP harness daylight in fascinating, at times glistening, ways. Some play with the way light falls. Others might make us think about the symbolism of light and darkness.

Follow our guide to encounter a selection of these artworks in our grounds. As the hours pass and the seasons change, you'll find that these sculptures never quite stay the same.