an artists' view

an artists' view

Saturday, 24 August 2013

hexham abbey

Hexham Abbey has some mighty weird medieval carvings inside the building. The one above is part of a series of about 8, which reminded me of Aztec sculptures. This one has 3 faces; 4 if you count the one like an animal at the bottom. My photos were taken using my phone; hence the strange quality. I tried with and without flash. The old problem; too dark without flash; too bleached out with flash. But it does give some idea of the strangeness of the carvings.
 A more conventional head/portrait.
And a rubbish photo of a sarcophagus. But the folds of her dress are identifiable.

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