Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Re-Henge: Dragon Roots

Dragon Roots, ink on paper, 29 x 29 cm
The serpentine roots of the Avebury beeches, last seen in Henge, led me to imagine a mythical creature dozing on the bank. Has it become one with the trees and the earth, or is it just very well camoflaged?

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Henge

Henge, oil on canvas, 50 x 50 cm
What is a henge? In short, it is a prehistoric ring bank and ditch, with the ditch on the inside. The word is a backformation from Stonehenge - which doesn't actually have a henge! It's all a bit confusing, but what is certain is that the large earthwork that encircles Avebury (village and stone circles) is called a henge.