Category: Sculptures

Liturgical Comb

Liturgical Comb, photo by JMorton

Liturgical comb, a lovely name given to the more common or prosaic name of nits (lice) comb, used to comb out head lice.

Well that was how the suyod, we used in Marag, Philippines looked like.  🙂

The above liturgical comb photo was taken by yours truly at the antiquity at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

It looks like it was carved from a piece of ivory. The carving of nativity and death of Christ was so intricate.  An amazing work of art.

Pisces Major by Jesse Watkins

Pisces, photo by PH Morton

Pisces @ RFH, photo by PH Morton

Pisces Major by Jesse Watkins

This huge silver sculpture apparently called Pisces Major was a piece by a British sculptor, Jesse Watkins (1899-1980).

Pisces Major is situated in front of the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead.

It looks beautiful during the day as the sun catches its shiny silvery surface.  It is even more breath-taking when night falls as light dances, projecting many colours into the sculpture.

Achilles Heel, Greek Legend

Nymph Thetis holding Achilles by the heel , Walker Art Gallery – Liverpool, photo by JMorton


Achilles Heel, Greek Legend

I love the look of this statue.  It was one of many beautiful statues on display at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

The statue gives credence to the legend why the Greek hero, Achilles, has a vulnerability, although becoming the greatest warrior of Homer’s Illiad.

Achilles was the son of an immortal nymph, Thetis and a mortal (person) Peleus, the King of Myrmidons.

Apparently, it was foretold by the oracle that their son will die very young.

Thetis and Peleus went to great lengths to protect Achilles.

Thetis took the baby Achilles and completely submerged him to the river Styx except for his heel, which he was being held.  Apparently, this ritual would make him invulnerable.

Achilles was valiant as a warrior until he was shot on his heel by Paris during the bloody Trojan War.

Achilles heel had come to mean ‘Point of vulnerability“.




Super Lambanana

Lambanana, photo by JMorton

Super Lambanana

These strange looking statues can be found around Liverpool.  I have to say, if I did not read a note that it was supposed to be a cross between a lamb and a banana, I would not have a clue what it was supposed to be.  They are not really the most pleasing looking sculpture.  But as you see more of them, they actually grow on you (or probably to me only 🙂 lol)

Apparently the lambabana was originally designed by a Manhattan based Japanese artist Taro Chiezo.  The design was  created for the ArtTransPennine Exhibition in 1998 to make way for Liverpool as a corridor of art in the North of England.  The sculptures themselves were created by local artists in Liverpool.