Twenty nine paintings made up my ‘Avebury landscape’ series – I have to use the past tense because some were subsequently destroyed, by accident or intent. This is one of the more brightly-coloured images in the series, of an idea rather than any particular place in or part of the Avebury landscape in Wiltshire. The five-sided object clearly is representative of the several leaning megaliths in the Avebury stone circles inside the great bank and ditch of the Neolithic ‘henge monument’ (c2500 BC). It stands, as do all the stones in the circles, within the rectilinear plan, still marked out on the ground by low banks and shallow ditches if you look for them, of Avebury medieval village, now partly deserted within the henge. The two discs are merely suggestive of ideas that many people understandably have about possible associations between what is probably some form of colossal open air temple and the sky, sun, moon and.other heavenly bodies. As with man y other apparently simple-looking paintings, an image can belie the weight of ideas embedded within it.