At the festive time of year we are all glad to hear of angels. Whether they are real angels, such as those who provide food banks, homeless shelters and the like, or the angels we place on our Christmas trees, they bring warmth and good cheer in the season of shivering days and dark cold nights.
T the angels are the product of the hard work and creativity of artist Anne-Marie Kerr and apparently are made of tissue and willow. They are beautiful at night with the colourful lighting shining through them. The angels convey something of the majesty and awe of the real thing, one imagines, though I personally have never seen an angel so have nothing to compare to.
Here we have an angel which is reading the Holy Book. I am not sure if angels have gender, or if such a term is even relevant since they are hyperborean beings.
Here is a more detailed picture of one of the angels in which we can see how the combination of light and transparent paper creates an effect which is very much in keeping with the spirit of the angels as beings from the heavens.
This angel looks particularly splendid against the famously beautiful roof and bosses of St Mary’s Church.
Here we see the majesty of the architecture of this beautiful church where the angels seem to complement the columns and arches perfectly. The exhibition is very well laid out and the angels well positioned.
Here an angel seems to be relaxing almost as if he or she is off duty and taking a break.
Finally this angel seems to be prepared, with a mighty sword, for the battle against evil and injustice. Alas it looks as if he or she will be busy in 2023. So it goes.
A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. May 2023 bring good health, prosperity and happiness.