Green Ted

Salisbury Cathedral

11-12 September 2020

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Green Ted place

We previously visited Salisbury in 2018.

The catalogue for the show is here. We didn't bother with the pieces inside the Cathedral on the assumption that they would be policed to prevent GT placement. I did manage the main aim of the visit (reinforced by the additional items on show) by photographing the Hepworth Crucifix that is awkwardly positioned for GT inclusion: this time I took the Canon with the long lens.


When Soak Becomes Spill, 2008, Subodh Gupta

Green Ted and When Soak Becomes Spill, 2008, Subodh Gupta
When Soak Becomes Spill, 2008, Subodh Gupta
Salisbury Cathedral
11 Sep, 14:23
X-T2, 18-135 @ 74mm (112mm)
f/5.6; 1/1200th; ISO 200
Cat. 5570-72

Green Ted and When Soak Becomes Spill, 2008, Subodh Gupta Green Ted and When Soak Becomes Spill, 2008, Subodh Gupta

Although easy to ridicule, this one has been growing on me while processing the images. I should have taken a close-up of the spilling bits which look like a complex assemblage of extra-shiny tin cans. Let's see what the catalogue says.

When Soak Becomes Spill is filled with shiny vessels which reminds us of jewels; these shiny utensils may seem attractive, but might their emptiness point to the poverty of a consumer society? Exhibition catalogue p.24

Walking Madonna, 1981, Elizabeth Frink

Green Ted and Walking Madonna, 1981, Elizabeth Frink
Walking Madonna, 1981, Elizabeth Frink
Salisbury Cathedral
11 Sep, 13:45
X-T2, 18-135 @ 98mm (148mm)
f/5.6; 1/150th; ISO 250
Cat. 5,580-83
Green Ted and Walking Madonna, 1981, Elizabeth Frink Green Ted and Walking Madonna, 1981, Elizabeth Frink Green Ted and Walking Madonna, 1981, Elizabeth Frink

See 2018 for documentation. From the catalogue p.30,

Mary is walking away from the Cathedral. What will you take with you from what you have seen at Salisbury Cathedral today? Exhibition catalogue p.64

Sitting Couple on Bench, 1990, Lynn Chadwick

Green Ted and Sitting Couple on Bench, 1990, Lynn Chadwick
Sitting Couple on Bench, 1990, Lynn Chadwick
Salisbury Cathedral
11 Sep, Time
X-T2, 18-135 @ 98mm (148mm)
f/5.0; 1/250th; ISO 200
Cat. 5,590-93

Green Ted and Sitting Couple on Bench, 1990, Lynn Chadwick Green Ted and Sitting Couple on Bench, 1990, Lynn Chadwick Green Ted and Sitting Couple on Bench, 1990, Lynn Chadwick

There was a different Chadwick in that vicinity in 2018.

Chadwick left the interpretation of his work to others. If you had an opportunity to show someone an important aspect of your life, what would you like them to see, who would be witting on the bench with you? Exhibition catalogue p.34

I had always assumed that Lynn Chadwick was a woman.


Large Reclining Figure, 1983, Henry Moore

Green Ted and Large Reclining Figure, 1983, Henry Moore
Large Reclining Figure, 1983, Henry Moore
Salisbury Cathedral
11 Sep, 14:00
X-T2, 18-135 @ 36mm (55mm)
f/5.0; 1/850th; ISO 200
Cat. 5,600-603

Green Ted and Large Reclining Figure, 1983, Henry Moore Green Ted and Large Reclining Figure, 1983, Henry Moore Green Ted and Large Reclining Figure, 1983, Henry Moore

There are more Moores here. From the catalogue p.30,

Moore felt that all art should have a certain mystery and should make demands on the spectator to spend time looking and reflecting on what they see. Do you find mystery in the Reclining Figure? Might it point to the mystery of our humanity and what we mean by that? Exhibition catalogue p.34

Stairway, 2007, Danny Lane

Green Ted and Stairway, 2007, Danny Lane
Stairway, 2007, Danny Lane
Salisbury Cathedral
11 Sep, 13:58
X-T2, 18-135 @ 36mm (55mm)
f/5.0; 1/640th; ISO 200
Cat. 5,610-613

Green Ted and Stairway, 2007, Danny Lane Green Ted and Stairway, 2007, Danny Lane Green Ted and Stairway, 2007, Danny Lane

Pleasant with the sun behind it and echoing the spire. From the catalogue p.30,

Danny Lane's symbolic glass stairway poses the question, In what ways might your life be considered as climbing a stairway and what would you hope to find beyond the final step? Exhibition catalogue p.30

Skystation, 2005, Peter Newman

Green Ted and Skystation, 2005, Peter Newman
Skystation, 2005, Peter Newman
Salisbury Cathedral
11 Sep, 14:08
X-T2, 18-135 @ 49mm (74mm)
f/5.0; 1/320th; ISO 200
Cat. 5,620-22

Green Ted and Skystation, 2005, Peter Newman Green Ted and Skystation, 2005, Peter Newman

A large, grounded frisbee. Children approached, climbed on it, waited in vain for something interesting to happen (perhaps rotation), then wandered off. Let's consult the catalogue and see what it means,

Skystation offers the public a place to rest and contemplate the surroundings of Salisbury Cathedral. How might it affect the lives of the community if each locality had a Skystation? Exhibition catalogue p.40

Officially, then, it's an uncomfortable park bench.


Formation 1 (The Dappled Light of the Sun), 2015, Conrad Shawcross

Green Ted and
Formation 1 (The Dappled Light of the Sun), 2015, Conrad Shawcross
Salisbury Cathedral
11 Sep, Time
X-T2, 18-135 @ 98mm (148mm)
f/5.6; 1/150th; ISO 250
Cat. 5,630-32

Green Ted and

I have nothing to say about this one. Try the catalogue p.46.

Conrad Shawcross explores subjects that lie on the borders of geometry and philosophy, physics and metaphysics …
The contrasting titles of this work - formal, theoretical and abstract on the one hand and emotive, subtle and impressionistic on the other - express something of a tension between two aspects of the human person, two aspects which are hard to bring together in Western society. How might we set about reconciling them, starting with our children's education? Exhibition catalogue p.47