Sunday, May 17, 2009
This is a small watercolour study with ink pen on handmade washi from Tokigawa, Saitama Prefecture. I was looking again through John Michell's Megalithomania and at some tourism brochures from Avebury with reproductions of antiquarian prints. What appeals to me is the reoccurance of a number of bucolic motifs that represent the landscape in which the ancient sites are found, but which have no relation to the modern science of archeology; shepherds, church steeples, windmills, distant villages.
watercolour and ink on paper 13cms x12cms 2008.