blind fields

christopher paul gill ancient circle remains

“This work was made from rubbings of a mysterious stone bowl carved in the rock of the Bridestones, a mysterious series of large stones on the hills above Todmorden. Probably dating from Neolithic times, it is a site dedicated to Bride, goddess of the Brigantian people. The site is a 5 mile walk to and from my house. I made rubbings, transderred to wood and then used oil paint to make a third replica of the stone bowl. What the bowl was used for is a mystery, but it had a very strong powerful feeling. The stone circle is an ancient religious motif, related to sacred geometry, practised by druids.”


“Ovaj rad načinjen je frotažom kontura misteriozne kamene posude koja je urezana u stijenu na lokaciji Bridestone, tajnovitoj seriji velikih stijena na brežuljcima ponad Todmordena. Vjerojatno nastala u vrijeme neolita, ova lokacija posvećena je Bridi, božici naroda Briganta. Lokacija se nalazi na 8 km hoda od moje kuće. Načinjenu frotažu prenio sam na drvo i potom uz pomoću uljane boje načinio treću repliku kamene posude. Misterij je zašto je ova posuda upotrebljavana. Svejedno sam u vezi nje imao vrlo snažan osjećaj. Kameni krug je drevni religijski motiv, povezan sa svetom geometrijom koju su prakticirali druidi.”

May 30, 2016