For those who haven’t seen it before, I present to you the 2010 Project Eliseg video by artist and archaeologist Aaron Watson and musician John Was. They created a distinctive, disturbing and memorable video portrait of our work in 2010 at the Pillar of Eliseg, near Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales.
I’ve worked with Aaron before on art work for my books and articles and so I was delighted by both his video and also his artist’s impression of the Pillar of Eliseg. Working closely with Professor Nancy Edwards, he devised an image that embodied possibilities for the original arrangement of the cross. Inevitably we have no independent evidence as to what the cross-head looked like, but Nancy has deliberately tried to imply Irish Sea connections here, rather than a more Northumbrian cross used in previous artist’s reconstructions.