Our project has been gaining momentum and we've had so many conversations during the making of this work. Decisions about locations have been challenging and we realised that finding the exact centre of the work and locating compass positions has been quite not as straight forward as we first anticipated. calibrations, levels, and the fact that the cathedral doesn't have the position we thought it was, has all been very interesting.
To find out more about the lierne ceiling we visited the cathedral stone masons, who work in a wonderful building in 'dome alley'. It was fantastic to see their processes and to see a ceiling boss in detail.
we've continued with our drawing excavations of the roof area and later in the day decided to 'lift' the edges by cutting along the main compass bearings of north, south, east and west.
|stone masons studio|
|stone masons tools|
|contemporary ceiling boss|
|starting to cut our drawing of the lierne ceiling|
|the north, south, east, west cut.|
|my drawing of belinda's ceiling boss.|
|my work table|
|the negative space|
|working on the drawing at home|
|considering the layout|
Part of the national big draw day took place this saturday in the Great Hall in Winchester, where I worked with families encouraging them to have a different look at the hall and draw their findings. Different tools were provided to help view surroundings. As part of the current ArtSOUTH exhibitions running across the region, Annika Stroms' piece called 'look the other way' which has been commissioned for the Great Hall, set the theme for the days' workshop.