Thursday, 21 October 2010

Liverpool Biennial - Earth and Æther

This piece of artwork – part of the Liverpool Biennial, an International Festival of Contemporary Art – was designed specifically for the Chapter House of Liverpool Cathedral. It was created by artists in residence Lin Holland and Jane Poulton.

In the middle of the tiled floor is a large piece of red sandstone (of which the cathedral is made) which has been covered in gold leaf.

Hanging above it is a mirrored house. It explores man’s attempts. through the sanctification of earthly objects, to approach a sense of the sublime.


  1. Hmmmm. I seem to say that a lot these days.

  2. Seem to remember today is your 'Birthday' so I am popping in to wish you a Happy Day.

  3. Happy Birthday if granny is correct. What is the point of covering sandstone in gold leaf? I am sure that the money could have been better spent.


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