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Saturday, September 10, 2011


You will probably remember how much I loved this angel tombstone in a cemetery near my father's house:

And you will probably remember that I was sad to discover that she had sustained quite some damage in the Christchurch earthquakes.

Today I started browsing the Christchurch Art Gallery's online galleries, and particularly their large collection of William (Bill) A. Sutton's work, which can be found here. He was an artist from Christchurch, born 1917, died 2000, and I've always had a thing for his work.

I was SO EXCITED to find among his sketches that he too liked the angel tombstone!

Here she is. Taken from this page on the gallery website.

It's a little hard to see, so I sharpened the picture here:

I admit I do wish he had been able to do something more with the sketch, but the fact that one of my favourite artists wandered round my city too, and liked the same things I like - that's cool enough as it is.


Alyssa Goodnight said...

It's very cool! The sketch and the statue are beautiful.

heidikins said...

I love that angel statue, and the sketch (and it's associated "Yay! Angels!") made me smile.