Doodles in the margin from an artist living and working in the Scottish Borders.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Pawn Movie

Quite apart from their huge historical significance, the Lewis chessmen are masterpieces of carving and design, full of charisma and character. Their bulging eyes, thoughtfulness, melancholy overbites and shield-biting rage hover between humorous and unsettling. Hugely tactile, though - don't you really want to pick one up?

Thanks to Archaeos0up for the splendid, thoughtful video.


  1. We were lucky enough to see a few of the collection in Stornoway this summer, they are amazing. I was quite inspired by the mystery behind their discovery:)

  2. Ah, really? Fantastic! I quite like the idea that a cow found them.



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