Sunday, 21 April 2013

The Lindisfarne Gospels

The Lindisfarne gospels are returning to the North East, I was asked to take part in an exhibition at the Holy Biscuit curated by Julia Tryon from the Biscuit Factory to celebrate their legacy and continuing relevence. Artists were asked to contribute work that expressed their own interpretation of this work of art.
I confess I was rather ignorant of the content of this great work of art and upon research discovered this book contained the gospels of the four evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. To work on illuminated manuscripts was a form of meditation for the scribe, to glimpse the Divine.
My locket symbolises this container, the keyhole is the tantalising glimpse, opening the locket displays an open eye surrounded by the sun's rays, to SEE.

Responding to the Book exhibition is open at the Holy Biscuit until April 27th.

1 comment:

  1. You've been busy! I think your locket is a great design, and original.