About: The Stone People
In 2011 the Stone People came from an idea to create a story based on gargoyles on medieval Churches and Cathedrals. The germ of the ideas was based on the premise that the "Stone People" where finding it hard to live in London's claustrophobic center with the noise, pollution and over crowding especially as the church they lived on was being over shadowed by the "Shard". Their search for a place to live in peace Inevitably lead them to Lincoln and its majestic cathedral. So began the Journey to find the "Stone People".
Inevitably in any artistic endeavor the journey has evolved into a research project based on finding the names of the master masons who built the English Medieval Cathedrals particularly Lincoln Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, via a link between the Eleanor Crosses and the Angel Choir.
This project will also present ideas based on known information on medieval theology, mathematics, geometry and sculptural practice to represent and showcase the work of these masons and contemporary practitioners of stone carving and conservation. In some way we hope to enhance our understanding of the stone craft historically and showcase how it can be utilized today. The Stone People will become a mutli-site collaborative public art project utilizing English historic sites, events and sculpture and maybe a number of interesting books.
In some way by doing this we hope to support both :
Lincoln Cathedral Works Department efforts to conserve the cathedrals building fabric and enhance the publics understanding of their work and this building.
The American College of Building Arts; whose mission is focused on educating a new generation of highly educated building artisans and craftspeople.
With this simple act to understand our past we hope to help save our built heritage for future generations to enjoy and marvel at.
As I write this in the year 2014 the aim is for a project completion date of 1241. The year of Eleanor's birth.
Norman Senior and Norman (Norma) Junior
Norman Senior and Norman (Norma) Junior. Carvings living in the Triforium at Westminster Abbey
Lincoln Cathedrals Angel Choir
An Angel holding Crowns from the Angel Choir 1280 Lincoln Cathedral
Eleanor Cross Geddington
Geddington Eleanor Cross one of only three originals left.