As part of the 52Frames group I try to take a picture based on a provided theme each week - so far I have managed every week of this year - although not all of the pictures make it to this blog.
Last weeks theme was 'Line from a Song' - so I delved into my 'record' collection to come up with inspiration.
I have been looking for a reason to photograph this for a while. This sword is prominent on the outside on St. Marks church in Camberwell, Melbourne. I cant help but find it unsettling. The conflation of truth with belief and violence with religion seems not to be an entirely new issue.
'Bring me my broadsword and clear understanding. Bring me my cross of gold as a talisman.'
Broadsword, Jethro Tull, 1982.
Here are 3 versions of pictures I took.
Should you feel in any way included to hear the song that the line that inspired these images is from, you can hear it here.
I will be away from my desk for a few days this week, so replies will not be speedy! SM