Jackson's Buildings - Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 00.248 W 002° 11.143
30U E 554641 N 5873040
Quick Description: These frieze art panels are located on Jackson's Buildings in Stoke.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/7/2017 1:49:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMV784
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
The frieze art panels are located on the second storey of Jacksons's Buildings. The facade was installed in 1899. There are two panels created in red sandstone that are 60cm high x 150cm wide x 5cm deep approx. Each panel depicts the face of the Green Man surrounded by foliage, one shows him with a closed mouth, the other with a open mouth.

Smaller panels have foliate decoration, and another bears the name 'JACKSON BUILDINGS'.

A Green Man is a sculpture, drawing, or other representation of a face surrounded by or made from leaves. Branches or vines may sprout from the nose, mouth, nostrils or other parts of the face and these shoots may bear flowers or fruit. Commonly used as a decorative architectural ornament, Green Men are frequently found on carvings in churches and other buildings.
The simplest depict a man's face peering out of dense foliage. Some may have leaves for hair, perhaps with a leafy beard. Often leaves or leafy shoots are shown growing from his open mouth and sometimes even from the nose and eyes as well. In the most abstract examples, the carving at first glance appears to be merely stylised foliage, with the facial element only becoming apparent on closer examination.

Primarily the Green Man is interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, or "renaissance," representing the cycle of growth each spring.
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Jackson's Buildings Church Street, Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.


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