Shadows and silhouettes – the grave art of St Michaels churchyard, Brierley Hill

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What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare

W. H. Davies

It was a beautiful evening. Arriving early at St Michael’s for a Community First meeting gave me an opportunity to admire the shadows, silhouettes, symmetries and artistic brilliance contained in the churchyard.

There’s almost nothing on grave artists in general on that source of infinite knowledge, Google. It seems to me that the work of the stone masons was something exceptional as these pictures illustrate.

Symmetry

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Silhouettes

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Shadows

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Artwork

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2 Responses to Shadows and silhouettes – the grave art of St Michaels churchyard, Brierley Hill

  1. Reg Burns July 16, 2014 at 7:01 am #

    What lovely photos of amazing art. I would never have thought of taking such photos before.

  2. Gill Cash nee Beech July 18, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    Love the photographs of St Michael’s churchyard and graves and all so peaceful there. We try and get up there when possible to put flowers on our 4 family graves but as we live in Mid Wales it can be difficult on times.

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