Wednesday, July 16, 2008
One of a pair of stone carved heads on either side of an iron gate in Ludlow, where I met up with a friend a few weeks back. No idea who or what they are, nor of their age, though obviously this one has sustained damage during its existence. But the broad face with its high cheekbones and fleshy lips and those large, hooded eyes, is so compelling. I've been wondering whether a real person served as a model or if this very human representation in fact originated in the mind of the sculptor .....
The image keeps drawing me back. I'm not even sure if it's male or female. Raw material for the imagination to chisel and shape.