Sunday, November 20, 2011

Gilgamesh Project by Neil Dalrymple

This work was commissioned by the Mythstories, Museum of Myth and Fable, Wem, Shropshire. (
The project was to produce eight tactile ceramic relief tablets (40cm x 30cm approx) depicting scenes from the epic story of Gilgamesh, a half god, half human giant from ancient Babylonian times.

The scenes were designed and created by Neil Dalrymple using the ancient Babylonian style of stone sculpture.  This work tells selected extracts of the story of Gilgamesh and is made from stoneware fired clay. The tablets were textured, coloured and finished to give an impression of ancient stone.

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