Saturday Addition 10: The Watts Chapel

20131011-205856.jpgI grew up in the village of Compton. This chapel is part of my memories. Growing up with spaces like this on your door step, create a visual and spatial understanding and appreciation of the style that was part of the arts and crafts movement. I love that these works were about society and the arts working together for a better world. The idea that through art everyone is linked.

20131011-205944.jpgAesthetically, I love the red of the chapel, that even on a grey rain day like today, it stands out.

20131011-210013.jpgI love the text in the chapel “Their hope is full of immorality but the souls of the righteous are in the hands of God.”

20131011-210055.jpgAnd I love that the space feels timeless. I could be here and now, or years ago, there is a feeling that others have walked the meandering path to experience the power of the light spilling through the tall glass windows, lightening the vibrant images and Celtic symbols within the chapel.

20131011-210131.jpgIf you are driving up the A3, take the turn off and have an experience!

What do you think?

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. suej says:

    I love the Art Deco of this place, and have used it in a couple of posts a while back…

    1. I will have a look for your blogs. Thanks for commenting!

      1. suej says:

        You’re welcome!

  2. Watts is just such a weird and fascinating figure. I’ve read about the chapel before and I’d love to see it – I’ll make a point of it! Thanks for this.

    1. The tea rooms and the gallery are just down the road from the chapel! Worst a look if you are making a trip there!
      Thanks for commenting!

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