Welcome to my Cathedral

Cathedral, River Road (2017). Mixed Media Painting. 36 x 24 inches, (46 x 34 inches framed). Private Collection.

Cathedral, River Road (2017). Mixed Media Painting. 36 x 24 inches, (46 x 34 inches framed). Private Collection. Order a limited edition print.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The design for Gothic Cathedrals was inspired by the forests of medieval Europe. The stone rib vaults that seem to soar to the heavens echo the intertwining tree branches that hang heavily over the forest floor while the stained glass windows reflect a light considered spiritual to many, and the work of fairies to others.

It was this very sort of image that I was met with as I walked on River Road, Topsfield, one afternoon. The way the light was dancing off the trees, and the arch of the intertwining branches as they crossed the road mimicked the interior of a Gothic Cathedral. Even though I have walked this road so many times, I had never seen it quite this way before. Inspired, I went into my studio to “build” my own Cathedral.