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Spong Man 2019
Oil on wood panel 61cm x 61cm x 5cm
Inspired by the 'Spong Man' Anglo Saxon cremation urn lid seen at the British Library this year from Norwich Castle Museum. It is one of very few three-dimensional representations of humanoid figures from the entire Anglo-Saxon period and as a figure contemplating mortality is a very interesting artefact. This study explores this idea of contemplation.