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David Nash: Barnsley Lump

Open Air

During his YSP residency in 1981-82, Nash made a series of site generated works, some of which were temporary in nature and some that still remain at YSP 40 years later.

Barnsley Lump is a rough cube of local coal that connects to the geological and social history of the area. Barnsley Lump is gradually disintegrating back into the earth, as Nash anticipated, describing it as a ‘going work’. 

At the same time Nash created the ‘coming’ work Three Stones for Three Trees, which comprises a sycamore, an oak and a beech tree, each planted by the artist next to a large, upright sandstone block, sourced from a local quarry. The trees continue to grow in a constantly evolving relationship with the stones.