I came across a statue of a man, head down, eyes closed, even though his hands were open in front of him. I also saw a painting of him looking very stern, and then I discovered that his life is celebrated on this very day: the feast of St Aldhelm, from Anglo-Saxon times. Actually aContinue reading “What a feast!”
Tag Archives: Sculpture
Lots of lines
In the middle of this roundabout in Radstock you can make out a sculpture of an NHS worker with face mask, stethoscope and Croc shoes – holding a heart. In the background you can also make out another sculpture with the words ‘Thank you NHS’. It might have been a pragmatic decision that was theContinue reading “Lots of lines”
Life after Death
She has life: hers to live with all the wisdom and grace she can, out there in the world. Yet, hers is life after death – the death of her child. She carries that loss always, so too the joy they shared – their marvellous precious life. She brought him into the world, yet sheContinue reading “Life after Death”
This marvellous beard is on the sculpture of Christ on the Heavenly Throne, at the abbey of St. Pierre, Moissac, France, from the early 12th century. The lines of the scultural form really lend themselves to drawing. Happy Days.