Reconnecting with my sketchbook and as always when I do, I am convinced again of the value of drawing. Time for thinking, looking and allowing surprising and unexpected things to happen. I’ve started looking at the photographs I took in the little museum at Chesters on Hadrian’s Wall with the remains of Roman Britain found specifically in the North East. Here are small altars dedicated to gods and goddesses who were revered only in Britain and particularly relevant to the soldiers and inhabitants around the Wall.
I like that I can find Rome close to home, living in the North East means I can easily get to see significant artefacts and remains. And whilst they are not on the scale of those in Rome, they are equally interesting because they are very Roman and yet so specific to this place on the edge of the Empire.