Far beyond the dead horizon

Elisabeth Frink Hog Lectern

AS I was sketching in the excellent Elisabeth Frink exhibition at the Lakeside Art Centre this morning a thought struck me – just how autobiographical is art?   The reason why I ask this question is that up until today I hadn’t realised that all of Frink’s sculptures were in some ways self portraits of the artist herself.  I am sure this is hardly revelatory as no doubt there is a PhD thesis gathering dust  somewhere that explores this exact point.  Still it is new to me which is one of the reasons why I go to exhibitions.

Anyone who has ever had to move complicated items will appreciate the short video put together by the gallery.   It was clearly a close run thing.

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About Guthlac

An artist, historian and middle aged man who'se aim in life is to try and enjoy as much of it as he can
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