Pencil and Watercolour on Bristol Plate
47 x 34cm
"This drawing depicts a French paratrooper in front of Bordeaux Cathedral. I was struck by this unusual scene when visiting Bordeaux Cathedral recently. The figure makes a stark contrast in its colour against a greyscale background, emphasising the curious and disconcerting juxtaposition. Sadly the scene is becoming more common in cathedrals around Europe as security and public safety require more severe measures"
Bordeaux Cathedral is part of Shelley's Lux Ex Tenebris series which explores the relationship between religion and modern society.
This original drawing is available to buy in our shop