Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Languedoc Village

These are cut wood panel paintings - painted on wood and cut out along the villages' outer boundaries; they are hung out from the wall a bit so as to create a shadow behind them.

Each village contains 7 structures, representing the 7 days of the week and therefore every day (and the everyday); as noted on our journey along the Midi Canal, the central structure in each village is a church.

Of special note to me was the fact that even in the smallest villages we visited, the churches were adorned with elaborate stained glass windows that must have cost villagers and the church dearly when they were built hundreds of years ago (the clocks, of course, were later additions).

1 comment:

Alexandria said...

Wow I love them! Judging from your interpretation your trip to France must have been a wonderful one.