Gothic Stiff Leaf Carving – Sam Elgar, City & Guilds of London Art School
French Limestone (Caen) 300mmx460mm150mm
A stonemason and carver currently based in London, my work spans from architectural replacement of stone, to creating original standalone sculpture. The purpose of this carving has been to further develop an understanding of cathedral ornament. Remaining examples of this medieval style have been studied and drawn to enable a genuine reproduction. The carving is inspired by the West Front Archway of Ely Cathedral but with an altered composition. Here I have removed the carving from its architectural context which now has a new lyrical presence.