Friday, June 26, 2015
Ouroboros and Cross
The rest of the gravestone looks like an illuminated page from the Bible. What struck me about it was that it was positively dripping with allegory in a churchyard filled with ornate but simpler stones. Buildings and monuments dripping with allegory is why I like New York City and the East Coast generally. I wish Eugene and Portland had more interesting design in their structures; Portland has the Skidmore Fountain, Portlandia, and a smattering of buildings from the 1920's, but Eugene really only has Villard and Deady Halls on the University of Oregon Campus and Hope Chapel in the Pioneer Graveyard.
It makes me want to decorate our house with statues or something...