Woodcarving with a Difference!

This post is being entered into Jenny Matlock’s Alphabe- Thursday for the letter ‘W’!


This week’s theme for the Gallery is ‘Trees’. Like Tara who set the theme, they are one of the things that we have lots of photos of. Somehow, whatever the season, a tree will provide a wonderful image to capture.

That said, my offering is a little different. It is of a number of trees but there is not a leaf in sight. It was in the wood that runs around the base of the castle in Durham. You can’t see it now as the sculptor Colin Wilbourne demolished it in February 2001 when the wood began to rot but it was there when we visited in 1991 You have you use a slight squint when looking at it. Imagine yourself sitting in a carved out seat a little distance from the setting. By a little bit of moving of your head & screwing up of your eyes you can see the Last Supper! It has been carved out of the trees that the artist found. The second picture  gives you an idea of the detail.

The Last Supper

Side View

For more details about this sculpture, look at ‘The Upper Room where you can also see a composite of the site.

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