The medieval churches of St Bartholomew & St Mary in Covenham, Lincolnshire are built within 100 metres of each other, perhaps to neutralise a local coven … The end sections of the “triptych” represent the churches’ patron saints: Bartholomew was flayed and crucified upside down, Mary is shown with her son.
Covenham Reservoir, a significant topographical feature of the area, is overlaid with representations of the four alchemical elements of matter – earth, fire, air & water – as a nod to the witches. And the water running across the canvas … the flooding I experienced last time I visited!
For Mick & Diane
Image size 150x50cm