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May 2018

Angels: Harmony, Construction, Angel Head, K6

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Angels: Harmony, Helaine Blumenfeld

Green Ted and Angels: Harmony, Helaine Blumenfeld
Angels: Harmony, Helaine Blumenfeld
Choristers’ Green, Salisbury
13th May 2018, 16:26
iPhone 7+, 4mm (28mm)
1/3700 sec; f/1.8; ISO 20
Cat. 3,540-41

Angels: Harmony, Helaine Blumenfeld, plaque

Quote from The American website, an interview with the artist,

There's [a] piece which is called Angels: Harmony and there are two angels, each of which has one one wing facing the other direction and when you see it from any distance you feel you are looking at one angel with two wings, but as you go closer you see that the one wing is making up or the lack of wing on the other, and they look as though they've been cast asunder - the inside is almost wounded, torn apart, so there is quite a space between the two. This piece I made and I said I would never sell because my hope was to get a commission to make it enormous so that people could walk through that space and understand how much we depend on each other.

Construction (Crucifixion): Homage to Piet Mondrian, Barbara Hepworth

Green Ted and Construction, Barbara Hepworth
Construction, Barbara Hepworth
Salisbury Cathedral
13th May 2018, 14:00
iPhone 7+, 4mm (28mm)
1/100 sec; f/1.8; ISO 20
Cat. 3,550-51

Construction, Barbara Hepworth

There's another of these at the Hepworth, Wakefield. This is piece is rather difficult to photograph as it is squeezed into a corner of the "cloister garth". For the second shot, what is probably the front, it is impossible to get close and so the image was a digital zoom (focal length 6.6mm, 180mm equivalent) on the iPhone. Should have taken the X-M1 too.

Quote from the Salisbury Cathedral web site, 18th August 2017.

Dame Barbara Hepworth, one of the Britain’s most celebrated 20th century sculptors, made a gift of 'Construction (Crucifixion): Homage to Piet Mondrian' to Salisbury Cathedral in 1969. The piece, which was completed in 1966, has now finally returned home after two periods on loan to Portsmouth Cathedral (1988 – 1997) and Winchester Cathedral (1997 – 2017).
On Monday 3 July, the Cathedral installed the newly conserved piece in the South East corner of the Cloister Garth. Given its size (12ft high and 15ft 8inches across) this 2.5 ton sculpture was winched into place over the Cloister roof as it was too large to be brought through any of the Cloister doors supervised by the Cathedral's Visual Arts Adviser Jacquiline Creswell.
The Cathedral acquired Crucifixion back in 1969 as a result of a friendship between Hepworth and the then Canon Chancellor of Salisbury, Canon Moelwyn Marchant, an academic, novelist, poet and sculptor in his own right. Only three copies have been made of it, two of which are in America. A letter in the fabric archives by a previous Clerk of Works, Roy Spring, indicates that the sculpture has been sited in a number of different locations during its time in the Close: ‘When it first came it was placed between the north porch and north transept. There it was lost against the back-cloth of the Cathedral. Next, we moved it near the north entrance of the churchyard, close to where the ‘Walking Madonna’ now stands. This position was disputed by the local planning.’ It was then moved to its more permanent location at the southern end of the churchyard on the west lawn where it remained for the next seventeen years.
The new location of the piece in the Cloister Garth sets it in a place of serenity, where its theme of death and rising to new life is given a particular context in what is also a historic burial ground. It also has the practical benefit of ensuring its safety as a significant artwork: the archives record a number of instances of damage by the public when it was in the exterior of the Close.

Angel Head, Emily Young

Emily Young’s Angel Head
Angel Head, Emily Young
Salisbury Cathedral
13th May 2018, 15:01
Fuji X100S, 23mm
f/4.0; ISO 800
Cat. 3,560-61

Emily Young’s Angel Head Emily Young’s Angel Head

This piece is also difficult to photograph as it is too is in the cloister garth.There is no way to sneak up with GT.
There is a similar piece called Archangel Michael in the grounds of St Pancras New Church. Quote from Britain Magazine.

Salisbury Cathedral has recently welcomed back the Angel Gabriel, one of eight beautiful angel heads sculpted by Emily Young and enjoyed by many thousands of visitors to Salisbury Cathedral last winter.
The sculpture is now installed in the cloister garden, underneath the cedar trees looking up towards the Cathedral’s soaring spire. It was part of the final and most spectacular temporary art installation in the series celebrating the cathedral’s 750th anniversary year, sculpted from the same Purbeck stone as the cathedral itself and positioned on a bronze plinth. Says Canon Treasurer, Mark Bonney, “It’s really wonderful to have the Angel Gabriel back on a permanent basis now in the Cathedral in the cloister garden, where his calm aspect adds to the serenity of the surroundings.”

K6 Telephone Box

Green Ted and a K6 Telephone Box
K6 Telephone Box
13th May 2018, 19:36
iPhone 7+, 4mm (28mm)
f/1.8; ISO 20
Cat. 3,570-71

Green Ted and a K6 Telephone Box

The telephone box is beside Choristers’ Green: Helaine Blumenfeld’s Angels: Harmony is visible in the background. Telephone boxes are on the target list because of a Guardian piece praising the design, more details here. The quote is from the Guardian, April 2010.

You might not think that the K6 telephone box is art, but its designer Sir Giles Gilbert Scott was the youngest Royal Academician since Turner, which is one definition of artist. It is also a work of genius, helping to shape the identity of the nation with a simple shelter for people making telephone calls. The best thing about the K6s, before most of them were replaced, was that they were identical everywhere, giving the meanest streets and the leafiest suburbs the same quality of design. They represent an idea of dignity in public space which it would be nice to have back. Guardion

Canon Ezra, Jason Battle

Green Ted and
Canon Ezra, Jason Battle, 2009
Salisbury Cathedral
13th May 2018, 19:44
iPhone 7+, 6.6mm (57mm)
1/125 sec; f/2.8; ISO 20
Cat. 3,580-81

Green Ted and

Quote from the Gazette and Herald, 29th June 2008

Salisbury Cathedral is celebrating in a permanent and public way the 750th Anniversary of the consecration of the completed Cathedral and the 35th anniversary of the unique Salisbury- Sudan link by sculpting a statue of the Sudanese priest Canon Ezra for its magnificent West Front.
The statue, commissioned with the support of The Friends of Salisbury Cathedral, joins 67 statues already positioned on the West Front and will be sited on the North side of the North Aisle door at the lowest level, to the right of Bishop Odo of Ramsbury.
Canon Treasurer of the Cathedral, Mark Bonney, said "We are delighted that the generosity of The Friends of Salisbury Cathedral has enabled us to further enhance the exquisite iconography of the West Front with another statue by Jason Battle. In addition to celebrating our 35 year diocesan link with the Church of the Sudan, the statue also commemorates in Canon Ezra the courageous witness of Christians in that troubled country."
The statue was created by Jason Battle, head carver of the recent repair and conservation of the West Front of the Cathedral. "It was a great privilege to be invited to design and sculpt this new statue of Canon Ezra. Having to work from two rather poor quality photographic images added to the challenge! I began sculpting the stone, a superb block of Chicksgrove Limestone, in February 2008."
"Canon Ezra Baya Lawiri was chosen for this honour following discussions I had during my visit to the Sudan in December 2006. Born in 1917, Canon Ezra was a well-known priest, biblical scholar and translator. In March 1991 he was caught in the crossfire of fierce fighting between government forces and the Sudan Peopleí s Liberation Army just outside Rokom and killed by an artillery shell. It is particularly appropriate that The Bishop of Rokom will be amongst our visiting Bishops."


Green Ted and small unknown piece
Salisbury Cathedral
14th May 2018, 9:46
iPhone 7+, 4mm (28mm)
1/7 sec; f/1.8; ISO 80
Cat. 3,590

No plaque was found for this piece.