Unexpected giant spikes and other oddities take over a Scottish mansion grounds

A curious sight has taken over one of Scotland’s finest historic grounds. Environmental artist Steve Messam crafted XXX, a series of site-specific installations that add modern whimsy to the late 18th-century Mellerstain House & Gardens. Commissioned as the first works of the newly opened Borders Sculpture Park, the giant inflatable artworks create dialogue between the past and present, from the enormous roof of spikes atop a decrepit gatehouse to the floating white spheres on a lake.

from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/unexpected-giant-spikes-and-other-oddities-take-over-a-scottish-mansion-grounds
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