Tuesday 19 October 2010

Pagan Eye: Pictures from Hell

These photos were sent to me by a friend after we visited an art exhibition called Hell's Half Acre, in the The Old Vic Tunnels underneath Waterloo Station, last week. Foolishly, I had forgotten to bring my camera, but I was delighted to see the images my friend had captured - and Pictures from Hell seemed a perfect subject for a Pagan Eye post in the run-up to Halloween.

Hell's Half Acre, put on by art group Lazarides, turned the labyrinth of tunnels into a large-scale evocation of Dante's Inferno. Visitors could explore the nine circles of Hell through work by artists including George Osodi, Antony Micallef, Polly Morgan, Jonathan Yeo, Conor Harrington, Christian Lemmerz, Vhils, Paul Insect, Mark Jenkins, Boogie, David Choe, Doug Foster, Zak Ové, Todd James and Ian Francis.

Although the exhibition is now over, you can find out more about it - and see more pictures - on the Lazarides website at http://www.lazinc.com/

Starting this week, I'll be writing more on the subject of Halloween - or Samhain as pagan's tend to call it - including details of some great events suitable for pagans and non-pagans alike.

On each Pagan Eye post, I show a photo that I find interesting, with a few words about it. I'm not quite sure what I'll be including - it could be a seasonal image, a pagan site, an event, or just a pretty picture.

If you want to send me a photo for a Pagan Eye post, please email it to badwitch1234@gmail.com

Let me know what the photo shows and whether you want your name mentioned or not. For copyright reasons, the photo must be one you have taken yourself and you must confirm that you are submitting it for A Bad Witch's Blog.

Dante: Inferno (Penguin Classics)


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