The sheer size of this stone is enough to make it noteworthy but as if that wasn’t enough it’s called the Saint Elvis burial chamber and it’s near the Preseli mountains. I was tempted to call this artwork Elvis Preseli but taste and possible copyright infringement got the better of me. Joking aside, it is a magnificent monument. Its profile seems to perfectly divide the land and the sky as if to carve a clear difference between the world of the living and the infinity of the unknown. We will never know the full significance of these monuments to the people who built them but 5,000 years on they are still working their magic.
Hmmmm! I wonder if Elvis Presley had Welsh ancestors? Uh Huh.
Carbon, pastels and conte onto distressed Fabriano paper which has been overlaid with gesso, charcoal and a wash of my homemade walnut ink.