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Wells Cathedral Scissor Arch

Reference number 0023.
Wells Cathedral Scissor Arch

Scissor Arch 30x40cm (Not for sale online)

A five colour linocut print of the scissor arch at Wells Cathedral in Somerset. Most visitors to Wells Cathedral will know that the scissor arches were added when the Cathedral started to show signs of collapse. It's a very medieval solution to the problem. If the building had deeper foundations and the masons had not pushed their materials to the limits then the arches would never have existed. I wrote a blog post about my scissor arch prints.

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