Sunday, May 17, 2009

Henge study

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.

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