The Ancestor

On a neatly cropped lawn, facing away from Solstice Park on the outskirts of Amesbury, a giant man rests on his knees, hands outstretched, pleading to the skies.

His bald head catches the sunlight. His vast back and bulbous shoulders reflect in the windows of the Holiday Inn, where old ladies and businessmen eat chicken salads and sip their Pinot Grigios.

This is The Ancestor.

Guardian of the park.

Conduit to Amesbury’s past.

The Ancestor is the gatekeeper at the threshold between the 7500 year old ancient settlement and this temple of 21st Century fast food franchises.

He is the link between ancient druidic worship structures and the Golden Arches. He is a 22ft tessellated steel attempt to replace what is lost in the landscape.

Extract above by Gareth E. Rees on Unofficial Britain.
Like the low angle and the black and white suits the subject well.
posted June 4th, 2018  
I love it!!and the world as it is I know how he feels! A great sculpture and narrative.
posted June 4th, 2018  
Very interesting
posted June 4th, 2018  
Interesting photo.
posted June 4th, 2018  
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