Lenny And Whale – Colour Forms – straws upon the water for the Fernery at Wentworth Castle Gardens


On location at Wentworth Castle Gardens to shoot Lenny and Whale’s new installation. Lenny and Whale are known for colourful arts projects what are playful and fun art pieces. Working in non-traditional art spaces, to bring the magic of creativity to anyone who stumbles across it. Lenny and Whale is a collaboration between Artist Fabric Lenny and Creative Producer Katrina Whale. Lenny and the Whale often use workshop to gather and develop their idea. However, because of the Covid-19 pandemic they decided to work remotely with a group of families for Silkstone Primary School, who provided drawings and photos during summer of 2020.

Colour Forms consists of a series of hand painted spheres, Leny and Whale affectionally referrer to the sculptures as Mother-Sphere (the large sphere), Sibling Spheres (the six small spheres) and Molly (the molecular sphere).

Lenny and Whale visited Wentworth Castle Gardens were they found a sun monument  what’s was erected in the honour of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu who introduced the Smallpox inoculation into England. This resinated with Lenny and Whale as it relates  to the research of the Covid-19 Vaccine. This lead to the images of virus being used at the start of production, which is reflected in the final patterns  on the sculptures.

‘I am afraid we are little better than straws upon the water; we may flatter ourselves that we swim, when the current carries us along.’

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 

You can find Lenny and the Whale at their website https://www.lennyandwhale.co.uk or their social media as @lennyandwhale .

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Sam and Timm