Jeremy Millar

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Litholatry
2013

Series of framed colour photographs, each 30 x 45cm.

This series of photographs were made in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, built upon the site upon which, it is said, Jesus Christ was crucified and entombed.

While in northern European churches it is the stained glass windows, and the light which passes through them, which seems most remarkable, here it is the stone, of the pillars and the floor. (Indeed, as one enters the church the first thing one is struck by is the sight of pilgrims placing bags and clothing upon a length of pink stone at floor level, the stone upon which Christ's deposed body is said to have been washed.)

This series of photographs focusses closely upon the large paving stones within the church, particularly those found around the ambulatory of the final Stations of the Cross.

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