No, These Beautiful Structures Are Not Ancient Ruins… But They Are Every Bit As Captivating.

Looking at these images, I still find it difficult to believe that they are not really the crumbling remnants of a bygone age. But they are very much modern creations and anyway, in a couple of thousand years they’ll be ancient enough for the bloggers of the future to marvel at.

So, what you are about to see is the work of British sculptor Matthew Simmonds, who, apart from being an incredibly gifted stone carver, is also an art historian. Moreover, Mr. Simmonds has helped with the restoration of famous historic buildings, such as Westminster Abbey and Ely Cathedral. Appropriately enough, Mr. Simmonds started creating these captivating marble pieces after moving to Italy. Dutch art writer Merete Prydes Helle noted:

The sculptures give the viewer a different perspective on space. They look different from every viewpoint. You long to be in them, and they seem almost more meaningful for that.

As I keep saying, captivating!

No, These Beautiful Structures Are Not Ancient Ruins... But They Are Every Bit As Captivating.

No, These Beautiful Structures Are Not Ancient Ruins... But They Are Every Bit As Captivating.

No, These Beautiful Structures Are Not Ancient Ruins... But They Are Every Bit As Captivating.

No, These Beautiful Structures Are Not Ancient Ruins... But They Are Every Bit As Captivating.

No, These Beautiful Structures Are Not Ancient Ruins... But They Are Every Bit As Captivating.

No, These Beautiful Structures Are Not Ancient Ruins... But They Are Every Bit As Captivating.

No, These Beautiful Structures Are Not Ancient Ruins... But They Are Every Bit As Captivating.

No, These Beautiful Structures Are Not Ancient Ruins... But They Are Every Bit As Captivating.

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