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RE: Brum. 'Green Man' Walks? Anyone Attended?

#61 by Sheldonboy , Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:13 pm

Jo and I was in the Pastimes shop in The Pavillions in Brum yesterday and came across this Green Man, he is made of Resin I think. But his face has such a strong Character I had to have him.


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RE: Brum. 'Green Man' Walks? Anyone Attended?

#62 by Voltman , Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:14 pm

How much was he SB?


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#63 by Sheldonboy , Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:19 pm

Hi Volty..The price of the green man was £12 but they have an offer on everything at the moment buy one get 2nd half price. As we bought a present for someone else Green man cost me £6.


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#64 by Deleted User , Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:49 pm

Meet Phil,he is a stonemason working at the cathedral .He and others have been working on the cathedral for many months.They are due to leave soon.I chat with him every day and he has created many wonderful things.How wonderful to have lived a life that when you leave lfe your work will be admired for generations to come.

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RE: Brum. 'Green Man' Walks? Anyone Attended?

#65 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:48 pm

Hi Denise

I would love to be gifted at something, but I haven't the slightest spark of anything. I wouldn't mind seeing the stonemasons house. he must have made some stonework additions to it. He wouldn't be human if he didn't.

I'm curious if he sculpted that lions head wouldn't he be classified as a sculptor rather than a stonemason? Is there a difference?

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RE: Brum. 'Green Man' Walks? Anyone Attended?

#66 by mikejee , Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:03 pm

Phil
I think a stonemason works on building something useful, but which probably is attractive as well. A sculptor just carves for the sake of it, or for the sake of someone who wants to pay for an image. POrobably sounds a bit harsh, but have never been one much for statues


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#67 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:01 pm

Mike

I have nothing but admiration for anybody who can take a lump of something and turn it in to a thing of beauty. Be that an artist, a stonemason, a sculptor, or even a builder or a carpenter. Even a landscape gardener is an artist in my mind. This is because I haven't got an artistic bone in my body. I could never build things either. This is why I chose to pull buildings down for a living.

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#68 by Deleted User , Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:09 pm

I am pretty sure he is a stone mason.He has been doing it since he was 15 and has worked on many great buildings.

I am not artistic either Phil but we all have our own skills.Even though I have my city and Guilds in Horticulture I could never desighn a garden.Mine have always evolved LOL.

It has been a real treat to watch Phil work each day but soon they will all be gone and the scaffolding will be down.can't wait to see what they have done.


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#69 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:05 pm

Denise

Haven't you been up the scaffold yet to have a look?

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#70 by Voltman , Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:41 pm

Denise,
Thanks for letting us see the stone masons work, you certainly live in a very interesting spot.
Pretty good pictures for a telephone, as well.
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#71 by Deleted User , Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:30 pm

Yes I am lucky to be here and see things on a daily basis that others come to vist.
The pics were taken on my new phone and they are not too bad .


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#72 by Sheldonboy , Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:25 am

Yes Denise Jo and I like Lichfield, although it has it's modern shopping centre, it still has loads of it's old character. A really nice place to visit and I'm sure a nice place to live. SB


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RE: Brum. 'Green Man' Walks? Anyone Attended?

#73 by Deleted User , Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:04 pm

Phil's last creation has been finished and a new stone is waiting...........I will update the piccies.


RE: Brum. 'Green Man' Walks? Anyone Attended?

#74 by Nicholas , Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:56 pm

Posted by signman
That's how I took this one in Arundel castle Nick.



Now - that's a haunted corridor if ever I saw one Signman!!

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Hard to get some info but I am still trying meantime the verger has promised to show me more Green men inside the cathedral than I saw yesterday,he said some were made of wood so do they count as Green men,don't see why not .



I wonder where he got that idea from Denise? Some of the best examples of Green Men are made of wood....... I've never heard that one before??

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RE: Brum. 'Green Man' Walks? Anyone Attended?

#75 by Deleted User , Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:04 pm

Hi Nick,good to see you on line again.


   

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