The Stone Angel by Chris Lord

Textured Portrait of a Cemetery Angel

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Angels are messengers of God in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles. The English word angel is derived from the Greek ἄγγελος, a translation of מלאך (mal’akh) in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh); a similar term, ملائكة (Malāīkah), is used in the Qur’an. The Hebrew and Greek words originally mean messenger, and depending on the context may refer either to a human messenger (possibly a prophet or priest, such as Malachi, “my messenger”, but also for more mundane characters, as in the Greek superscription that the Book of Malachi was written “by the hand of his messenger” (ἀγγήλου)) or to a supernatural messenger, such as the “Mal’akh YHWH,” who (depending on interpretation) is either a messenger from God,2 an aspect of God (such as the Logos),or God Himself as the messenger (the “theophanic angel.”)
The term “angel” has also been expanded to various notions of spiritual beings found in many other religious traditions. Other roles of angels include protecting and guiding human beings, and carrying out God’s tasks.
The theological study of angels is known as angelology. In art, angels are often depicted with wings, perhaps reflecting the descriptions in Revelation 4 of the Four Living Creatures (τὰ τέσσαρα ζῷα) and the descriptions in the Hebrew Bible of cherubim and seraphim (the chayot in Ezekiel’s Merkabah vision and the Seraphim of Isaiah). However, while cherubim and seraphim have wings in the Bible, no angel is mentioned as having wings.

Photography has been an obsession since I was 13 years old and went off to Italy clutching my mother’s 1940s roll film camera. I’ve been fooling with computers since I bought an Amiga 1000 back in 1985. My first chunky pixelized images were digitized into that machine using a black and white CCTV camera. At last, with today’s software and hardware I feel that I can create the images I see in my mind’s eye. Visit my website at

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandalmost 4 years ago

    Neat looking!!

  • Another shot from my day at a cemetery, shooting in the land of the dead! Thanks again for checking it out.

    – Chris Lord

  • stickelsimages
    stickelsimagesalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely piece of sculpture Chris
    well spotted & presented mate
    Cheers Lee

  • Nice of you to mention it, thanks so much Lee, greatly appreciated. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccarialmost 4 years ago

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesalmost 4 years ago

    perfect treatment Chris:-)

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    Rosehavenalmost 4 years ago

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  • Stuck at the airport but at least there is FREE WIFI and I just found this! Great news! Thank you so much Lynne for this thrilling and encouraging feature.

    – Chris Lord

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 4 years ago
  • Very cool and very thrilling as always. So good to find oneself included in these great collections Kira. Thanks very much indeed.

    – Chris Lord

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