His lithograph depicting the great ancient structure is the bridge between romantic and surrealist art of the 1930s. Looking like a desert landscape by Dali the monoliths are both alien and familiar as Nash notes in the quote above.
Nash goes on to say:
‘It is odd to consider that in my design I, too, have tried to restore the Avenue. The reconstruction is quite unreliable, it is wholly out of scale, the landscape is geographically and agriculturally unsound. The stones seem to be moving rather than to be deep-rooted in the earth. And yet archaeologists have confessed that the picture is a true reconstruction because in it Avebury seems to revive.’
|Image Size||51 x 76 cm|
|Paper Size||58.5 x 84 cm|
|Collections||Arts Council; Victoria and Albert Museum.|