Although I was struck by the beauty of the church architecture and the solemnity of the interior space, none of my sketches seemed to capture that. So I got distracted and drew the guides and their tour groups.
I could have spent much more time with the Jane Alexander sculpture installation:
Her very strange sculptures were integrated into the church setting and mixed in with the sculptures and religious objects you'd expect to find. The contrast was startling and a little jarring. Her sculptures seemed pagan, like Pre-Christian artifacts. There were dog-headed people, and monkey faced people. Some were distorted and looked cartoon-like and others were done realistically and were grouped like they were a comment on conformity and militarism. .
Her notes indicated there was a
political element to her work
After lunch we went back to the church and spent time in the gardens.
|A white peacock that must live on the church grounds was the main attraction.|
I really like your sketches of the unusual sculptures,and those of the other sketchers as well. I would have loved to have been there!ReplyDelete
Mark, those seem like such unusual sculptures to find in a church. Great job on them!!! Love the outdoor sketch too. I've always wanted to go there...and haven't had the chance yet.ReplyDelete