Saturday, 6 August 2011

Work in Progress for Stourhead Gardens Beyond the Garden Gate

Rachel and Paul are busy on sculptures for the Beyond the Garden Gate  sculpture trail at Stourhead Gardens throughout September. Top image shows Bacchus. This relates to a frieze of the Bacchante, worshippers of Bacchus in the Gallery of Stourhead House. In the frieze the Bacchanalian procession of musicians is very jolly but the whole point of The Bacchae by Euripides is that drink can turn the amiable into violent. This Bacchus is  crossing that line. Below, work in progress on a Monster, a Bug and a Giant Heron.

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