Does the title have anything to do with Sonata Arctica? ...Anyway, this is to me evocative of a corpse cast in stone. Yet it might also be a sleeping cherub, an angel of love forever shackled in stone... Who knows? But I like this last idea.
Guess what? I even find some kind of "industrial" sci-fi feeling in this. I think it's because I link it to a pretty similar picture painted by Giger (on which the face is replaced by a skull). Though I assume this has nothing to do with it.
I'd be curious to check out the originial photogrpah, if you've got it somewhere in your files (perhaps you could post it among your scraps?).
We'd not heard of that band so no. The title relates to this being a close up snap showing the decorative base of statue of Queen Victoria in Newcastle (1903) so a bit before Giger. We've posted links in other comments to show the statue in all it's hideousness. If you still want the snap after that We'll dig it out.
K, I found the link. That statue is bloody hideous indeed! You've got some weird decorative stuff, in England! And "decorative" is a most inappropriate adjective to describe it... I understand how that can be inspiring.
Definitely nothing to do with Giger, then. Nor with Sonata Arctica (and it's best : that "power" band is far too cheesy).
The contrast of flesh and stone gets me excited. Like some kind of genius loci seen out of the corner of the eye. A spirit that decided to inhabit the stone and take on its form, momentarily visible. Excellent, would like to see more on this concept...
Thank you kindly. It's not really Our work as such - it's worked up (and messed with by Us) from a detail close up picture We took of a series of childrens faces embedded in the decorative base of a statue of Queen Victoria in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. You can just make it out here [link]
Each childs face is lifesize, unique and quite erie - and made of metal. So you can see where We messed with it - metal made to look like stone and flesh.
But this is based on a close up photo We took of one of the childrens faces embedded at the decorated base of a statue of Queen Victoria in Newcastle-Upon Tyne - you can just make it out here [link] . Each of the childrens faces around the base is lifesize, individual and quite surreal.