Old church figures and angels

Lately I have started “collecting”/taking photos of old naive angels and other sculptured figurines from swedish churches and other old environments. I have always been fascinated by the Middle Age and the religious culture back then, and onward. And there is nothing like it today. I don´t even know if there is anyone today that has the crafting skill, the eye and the right feeling to do anything like the amazing figures they could do many hundred years ago. Paintings are nice too, but there is something special about these sculpted serious, but often funny, cute or ugly, little men, women, kids, animals, angels and beasts.

Here are some photos from a church in Dalarna, near Falun. These wooden figures are so nice! And I don´t think I have seen meen holding up the roof like this before? (Sorry for the poor image quality.)

Lena Svalfors Hedin
Hi! My name is Lena and I love creative and beautiful things in life. Sometimes it inspires me to photograph and write something about it, hopefully you can enjoy it too. I have previously been freelancing as an illustrator, now I have a day job focused on communication, web development and graphic design for print and web.
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