3b. The sculptures and artwork of the sculpture and artist John Bunting
This chapel was built by the sculptor John Bunting in 1957 in memorial to three ex-students of Ampleforth College who were killed on active service in World War II. On Sunday August 29th 2010 the chapel was open to the public and the family had arranged a superb display of many works by John Bunting and a photographic opportunity I could not let go! The sculptures were arranged both in the chapel and in the surrounding green woodland area. The sculptures are quite stunning and their beauty rests easy in this rural open air gallery!
Two of the sunlit sculptures of John Bunting in a pleasant woodland setting by the chapel he built.
Wooden sculpture of figure.
A somewhat 'regal' mother and child.
Figures in wood - both carved with the face turned upwards.
A stone bust in the Chapel and wooden torso and hand.
Wooden figure and another 'mother and child'
John Buntings carvings on the oak doors of the entrance to the chapel.
View of the 'altar' end from the entrance door.
Sculpture of a soldier.
Details of the soldier - note the rosary beads on the lower left.
Left: -, Right: The Archangel Michael.
Figures in wood and stone - the latter yet another mother and child - a favourite theme.
David - one of the three memorials to the dead members of the armed services of WWII who were pupils of Ampleforth College.
Another of the three memorials -
The stained glass window, made and designed by John Bunting.
Three views of 'mother and child'
Another memorial -
A portrait worked on tiles using paint and plaster?
A wooden bust by John Bunting.
A stone face of a child?
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