i. Raise awareness of the English Medieval Masters Masons lives, accomplishments, ideas and develop dialogue between contemporary masters and a future generation of craftspeople.
ii. Instigate a major sculptural project to celebrate the Master Masons oeuvre to highlight the importance of the "Building Arts" in contemporary life.
Aims and Goals
Rediscover the Medieval Master Masons Circa 1200-1356 and reveal their names, history and work.
Create a conceptual narrative linking Westminster Abbey, Lincoln Cathedral through the Eleanor Crosses and the Angel Choir. In doing so create a public audience for the history and work of the medieval masters.
Develop conceptual ideas based on present understanding of Medieval Theology, Geometry and the Craft of Stone Carving to understand clearly how the English Cathedral where built both physically and conceptually allowing people to understand the meaning built into our majestic cathedrals.
Instigate the development of a major public arts project to recreate the missing Eleanor Crosses showcasing the present master of building craft and contemporary sculptural practice and educating a new generation of high skilled Building Artisans.
Bringing together the evidence left behind of the original Eleanor Crosses in an exhibition format to showcase the work of the medieval masters.
Showcase the need to develop a new generation of Masters by highlighting the work of Lincoln Cathedral Work Department and The American College of Building Arts
Confront the inherent, or perceived, conflict between Traditional Craft (making) with Contemporary Conceptual Sculptural Practice and Modern Architecture (Ideas).
Central Tower Crossing Reinterpreted
This image is based on the reinterpretation of the central tower using the ideas of the Celestial Hierarchy and the three orders of Angels.
Central Crossing Tower of Lincoln Cathedral