Wilmington Man

2012 Downland Series (50cm x 50cm)

Batik marks on cotton, with procion dyed colours and quilted with stitched marks.

The Long Man of Wilmington is a hill figure located in Wilmington, East Sussex, England, on the steep slopes of Windover Hill, 6 miles northwest of Eastbourne. It was formerly often known as the Wilmington Giant, or locally as the Green Man. The Long Man is 227 ft tall, holds two “staves”, and is designed to look in proportion when viewed from below. Formerly thought to originate in the Iron Age or even the neolithic period, more recent archaeological work has shown that the figure may have been cut in the Early Modern era – the 16th or 17th century AD.

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