Sunday, June 26, 2011

St. George and the Dragon.....

In 2009 the Dean and Chapter of St. George's Cathedral commissioned Marcus Canning and Christian de Vietri to create a contemporary sculpture using St. George and the Dragon as it's theme. They designed the very  dramatic and striking  ASCALON...the lance that St. George used to slay the dragon (The story ofAscalon).It was completed and installed in the grounds of the Cathedral in 2011.  The reason for this theme and choice of sculpture is to represent that age old belief that 'good always wins over evil'.. here's hoping.....!! Tomorrow I'll show you where I took this photo from and why it sometimes pays to look down as well as up when you're on the hunt for a picture.....Have a great Sunday.

17 comments:

  1. I like the flow in this sculpture, Grace.

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  2. It's really beautiful to see Jack, pure white against the old cathedral. I really like it.

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  3. They church is lovely but that sculpture is amazing. I so appreciate the sculptors vision.

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  4. What a great contrast between the traditional structure of the church and the contemporary design of the sculpture. Excellent photo.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  5. such fabulous art you have - and such great silliness!



    Aloha from Waikiki :)

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  6. That's a really cool sculpture.

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  7. An interesting take on a classic sculpture. We have a sculpture of St George and the dragon outside our State Library. Have attempted to get an interesting photo of it but never found the right angle. I enjoy your photos.

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  8. Wonderful sculpture of St. George! We have here also many sculptures and paintings of St. George, but they are all much more traditional..
    Have you a great Sunday too, Karl

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  9. I like how you've captured the old and the new in this shot.

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  10. Great shot Grace. Love the contrast with the church in the background. Have a great week.

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  11. it's a very striking piece.
    but i was also drawn by the cathedral's architecture. ^-^

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  12. Sorry, I can't take seriously this kind of art!

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  13. Wow, I like this sculpture! It is a beautiful piece.

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  14. Love the contrast to the gorgeous Cathedral. Great shot!

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  15. You have such a great eye Mamma! I love this shot

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