TBTh: Bath, England, 2008
There I saw the stunning needlework and calligraphy of Sue Symons the Abbey owned.
Inspired by Bach’s St Matthew Passion Sue Symons’ work told the story of Jesus Christ from the Annunciation to the Assumption by her textile and calligraphy work combos. One panel illuminated biblical verse calligraphy and the other richly embellished textile art. These show what amazing modern creations can be done with ancient Celtic art inspirations.
Symons called this series One Mans Journey To Heaven. There’s a book about them as well, which I of course bought. Cool Design Scrapbook archived blog has scanned images you may appreciate.
Someday I hope to return to Bath for more…a weekend or a week. It’s beautiful, relaxing, and has more to see than one old Roman bath.