The project aim is to produce a “Mappa Mundi” or world map based on medieval cartography. The drawing you see below is being woven into a vast tapestry. The image depicts the cultural and geographic influences that make up King's, drawing aesthetically on the stained glass windows of the cathedral and the school.
The King's Bestiary
"To see a world in a grain of sand
And heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour"
William Blake. Auguries of Innocence.
The final project in the Cleary Artist in Residence programme at The King's School Canterbury will be a celebration of life on earth inspired by the medieval imagination. Drawing from the six hundred year-old bestiary in the cathedral library and the Old Testament story of Noah's ark pictured in the windows of the cathedral, artworks whose message speaks through the ages; I want to create a project that is visually sumptuous but also brings to mind the threat posed to our planet by human activity and what we as individuals can do to stop it.  
Paul Claydon
Preparatory works
Kings Week 2019 - Alumni
Preparatory works
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