St eligius


Poor pfhartwurzl only popped into st eligius workshop to enquire about getting a new nose piercing!

It worked out well for both parties though, becuase pfhartwurzl got his piercing, and jammy old eligius got to be patron saint of metalworkers.

i originally included him in the piece because he’s the metalwork saint, but I’m now thinking that one of the future fantasies will be of saints and grotesque bishops. I think when I get round to a human fantasy I’ll take a leaf out of the antependium workbook and do all the faces in silk.

~ by opusanglicanum on May 6, 2016.

4 Responses to “St eligius”

  1. St Dunstan was supposed to have done the same to the Devil, as well as shoeing him. You’d think Old Nick might have learnt to keep well away from metalworkers after the first time.

  2. Certainly looks painful…

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