26 Jul 2014

Raedwald's ceremonial helmet at Sutton Hoo.

The helmet I’ve painted is based on the remains of Rædwald, the ruler of the East Angles which is displayed at Sutton Hoo.
Mine has very many colours behind the metal; this is because I wanted to convey the hopes and fears and the personal and political aspirations of warfare and ceremony.
Interestingly the publicity photograph I copied does not look like the helmet shown
in other publications, pity I can't draw nicely but I think it depicts a certain sadness.
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