GIVE THE INDIVIDUAL IMAGES A CLICK AND THEY WILL SURPRISE AND DELIGHT YOU BY POPPING UP IN A SHINY BRIGHT NEW WINDOW WHERE THEY’RE BIG ENOUGH TO ACTUALLY SEE

YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE

I’ve spent much of the day dodging the rain in and around Birmingham city centre, ending up with a real mixed bag of shots with not much of a consistent theme…But who gives a shit! I’m a dilettante for Chrissake!

Having said that however,the shots I’ve decided on using for today’s post at least have a kind of link, if, like me, you’re a fan of the tenuous.

First off a quick duck through the main door of Birmingham’s, (really rather fantastic), art gallery finds you in the round room, where your greeted by the Archangel Lucifer.

No..No need to panic, the end isn’t nigh or anything, (at least I hope it isn’t, I’ve just bought a lottery ticket), Luce, as I like to call him, is cast out of bronze..

Jacob Epstein did the casting back in 1944/5 and a fine job he made of it too.

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On first glance, Luce really is a rather forbidding chap, but I think his pose owes more to practicality than threat, as with his arms out stretched he is able to fend visitors off his man-tackle which unfortunately hangs at head height…You could have you’re eye out on that thing!

From a fallen angel, to a group of falling people that you can find at the Zellig building in Birmingham’s Custard factory.

This is a 2010 piece by the artist Toin Adams called ‘The Deluge’.

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From just about any viewpoint it is spectacular but getting right underneath it absolutely blew my tits off.

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All Images Copyright Stuart Allan Hyde.

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