The lush green background of Bretton Country Park was reminiscent of Rickey’s garden in East Chatham, New York (where he sited his sculpture). YSP had the space required for the appreciation of the elegant motion of his work. All the sculptures were made from stainless steel. They were never static: the fine blades acted as lines, cutting and slicing space and time, as they responded to the wind and air currents, challenging assumptions about balance and gravity.
To complement this prestigious exhibition, Bradford Art Galleries and Museums organised a further exhibition of Rickey's work at the Manor House, Ilkley.
George Rickey was one of America’s most celebrated artists. He was honoured by many universities, had exhibited throughout North America, Europe and Japan, and his sculpture has been seen in most of the world’s major galleries. He was also commissioned to make large outdoor sculpture for public places in many parts of the USA and Europe.