Sunday, March 13, 2011

Inspiration for a horror writer

Although I’ve been Chester Zoo a few times, I’d never spotted this statue before. It’s called Noah and the Four Seasons by sculptor, Sean Rice (1931-1997) who used an imaginative interpretation of traditional religious and mythic themes. I find the sculpture fascinating, surreal and scary.









The way the moss is growing on it gives it an even more surreal appearance. It's almost Gigeresque in ways I thought, and the figures at the bottom look like evil sprites. And it’s certainly one of those images that could give a writer inspiration, that’s for sure.

4 comments:

Lee Thompson said...

Man, that's awesome!

Tony said...

Wow, very cool. Have you started work on something inspired by this yet?

Shaun said...

I haven't yet, but I hope to soon.

Nicolette said...

Amazing sculpture!