The Stone Henge

The Stone Henge

Stonehenge is a precision instrument that was erected on the wide open Salisbury Plains by our prehistoric ancestors. The once-complete circles of sarsens and bluestones, with their levelled horizons, lines of sight and shadows could tell you the exact time of day and year – like an enormous communal clock. Now in ruins and full of ghosts, here we see it as a bird would, the gunmetal-grey stones crisp and sombre on a cloudless winter’s morning. Text by: Dr. Kate Prendergast. Managing Director of ISIS Ltd. a research and communications consultancy.


Thank you to Ron Bridle for giving me permission to use his aerial photo as reference for this painting.