I couldn't resist checking out the existing geometry on this Marian themed Altar. Even though, in my school days I would have headed for the art room rather than the maths room every time; the recurrence of medieval intricacies in my work has long since converted me!
This altar was made in the days when imperial measurements were king. I found that the original design is off centre, (above right) and the circles were not so ...well, circular. Anomalies like this where human intervention is evident can add liveliness and charm to a decorative scheme; all the same, this was a little too lob-sided for my liking.
The general condition and paintwork is poor, (above left). We were able to restore the item and repaint it with a new decorative scheme. As a working piece, that makes sense - it keeps it in circulation if adapted to the current needs of a congregation.
Liturgical artist/restorer. Bachelor of Art and Design, Catholic Blogger
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