The Journey

By Philip_H
In the south aisle of St Mary’s parish church, Holy Island stands this imposing sculpture known as Cuthbert's Journey or The Journey, depicting the monks of Lindisfarne carrying St.Cuthbert's body on the first stage of its journey to Durham. The sculpture is an acclaimed work of Dr Fenwick Lawson and is made up of 35 pieces of elm, carved principally with a chain-saw in 1999. Since 2005 it has been on loan to St Mary's church and a bronze copy has been placed in the Millennium Square in Durham, thus marking the start and finishing places of the journey of St Cuthbert's coffin between 698 and c.920.

Thanks for all the recent clicks, comments and good wishes for 2014 Grin

Best wishes,
Philip

Tags: Sculpture Wood Black and white Lindisfarne Holy island Monks Public art Holy island of lindisfarne The journey Cuthberts journey St marys parish church Dr fenwick lawson


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Comments


CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
1 Jan 2014 5:00PM
I like this very much, Philip, clever work with a chain saw. Carol

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NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 5:14PM
I remember seeing this sculpture on my last visit to the North East.

Have a wonderful New Year Phillip.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
9 839 1371 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 5:23PM
This is where it ought to be. Much better placed than the bronze cast that has been languishing unloved in the modern precinct in Durham for years. Very well done.
Moira
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 17 10 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 6:03PM
Great capture Philip, great write upSmile


Cliff
1 Jan 2014 6:07PM
Interesting write up and a super image Philip !! May your new year be wild and blessed in every way Smile
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
1 Jan 2014 6:40PM
Fantastic chainsaw art-- and a wonderful image of it!
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
1 Jan 2014 7:48PM
Wonderful story and excellent carving skills.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
1 Jan 2014 7:58PM
A detailed exposure showing the tooth marks.

Happy New Year, Philip, all the best for 2014.

Dave
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
1 Jan 2014 8:49PM
Great story, impressive work.

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