Saint Michael's Line and more art by Luke Piper

Saint Michael's Line, 29th March 2020
44 x 45 cm (h x w)
GBP 650
Digital photograph printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308gsm

Composed along the edge of the Bronze Age Fort at Small Down, St Michael’s Church on the hill in Glastonbury is in the distance shrouded in hawthorn and blackthorn bushes. The photograph portrays the idea of a pilgrimage route or notional lines of energy and consciousness. The St Michael Alignment runs through this part of the Somerset landscape, and beyond to a whole line of other places dedicated to the Archangel of light as well as through many ancient sites such as Avebury and Bury St Edmunds. The line follows the azimuth of the Mayday Sunrise and can extended all around the world as well as across southern England between East Anglia and Lands End in Cornwall. From this hill fort (Small Down Knoll) through a notch in the horizon to the East, Cley Hill, between Warminster and Frome can also be seen, leading on to Stonehenge. The photograph relates to Small Down Nova lV which was painted in memory of this place taking the colours, pattern and texture and making the connection between the earthiness of the place and all the other places along the line as one.

more from Luke Piper

Small Down Nova lll, detail, June 2020
45 x 45 cm (h x w)
Gilcèe on Hahnemuhle Etching 310gsm paper

Small Down Lane, March 2020
66 x 101.6 cm (h x w)
gouache & ink on Arches Aquarelle 356gsm CP

Small Down Lane, sunset , May 2020
61 x 61 cm (h x w)
ink & pastel with clear resin on paper mounted on board.

Small Down Lane, December, 2nd December 2019
56 x 76 cm (h x w)
pastel and ink on Arches Aquarelle 300gsm CP

Small Down Lane sunlight, May 2020
61 x 61 cm (h x w)
Ink & pastel with clear resin on paper mounted on board


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