Friday, 25 January 2013

Deities at the Bottom of the Garden.

I've been multi tasking, working on the rug and uploading these pics at the same time. I mentioned this exhibition at the Arts Centre earlier in the week, or was it last week, I can't remember. Anyway, I went to have a better look today, I didn't have much time before. Richard Bartle is the artist, he is a Yorkshire man from Sheffield. There are twelve miniature, scale model, garden sheds, and each one is a tiny private worship space. Each sculpture has been extensively researched and is hand crafted.
Each one is set on a tall white plinth topped with layed carpet tiles, and is at eye level so you can see inside. The exquisite details include hand woven rugs, painted ceilings, hand turned furniture, and glass light fittings. These are the most amazing dolls houses I have ever seen. I'll leave you to enjoy them. 
This last one is of a large print hanging on the wall.
Richard has a web site. On the home page is a photograph of the whole exhibition, inside our Arts Centre Church. If you scroll down to the bottom there are individual photo's of the sheds. It's on here until the 23rd February, I will go and have another look when I am in town, it's fascination. Hope you like it.
Toodle pip.


  1. Unbelievable amount of work gone into each one, amazing!

  2. They are fantastic! I'd love to see them up close.
    Jane x

  3. Amazing - he is so talented.


  4. Love it! Wish I could see it in person :) Thanks for the pictures, Ilona!

  5. They are amazing and such wonderful detailing.
    Would love to see them but too far.
    Thanks for sharing them.

  6. how lovely. I thought at first they were real sheds, until I went back and read properly what you wrote. I'd like one of these myself!

  7. Wow, I really do like them. What a talented man.

  8. Thanks for sharing this with us Ilona....what lovely detail, and I suspect lots of patience has gone into making each one....truly beautiful.

  9. I like your last picture the best. What amazing detailed work! You are lucky to have this exibition near you.

  10. Hiya from House fairy
    Now their is a new project for you!
    At first when I looked at the sheds. I thought it was a postcard slotted in. Now I have read your word, I know diffrent.

    I hope you are having a good day.
    Here I an half way through my House fairy chores. This morning I started a 1 pot meal in the slow cooker. Sheets on line. Tidying and organising.
    Remember, every day has a purpose.

  11. Hi, are they actual miniture sheds or pictures of sheds. And what are they used for?
    Wonderful detail in each one.

  12. They are beautiful! What extensive work has gone into each one. I love how they are all different faiths. I really enjoyed the Eastern Orthodox one especially because it brought back memories of going to church with my grandmother who was of that faith. All the gold icons and so ornate! He is very talented. Wish I could see them in person.

  13. my favourite is the Greek orthodox one! love the saint screens and the gold. very pretty


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