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Friday, 27 March 2015

Modern art in City churches

Modern and contemporary art which has been commissioned by churches is often under-publicised and therefore often overlooked. Despite the many tourists who visit, this is really no less the case in the City of London than elsewhere as tourist guides often focus on other aspects of the heritage found in the City's churches

As I visit the City churches I hope to be able to photograph some of the modern and contemporary art which is to be found. I have already posted a photograph of the sculpture by Jean Lamb which is at St Mary Woolnoth and have, of course, posted about the artworks at St Stephen Walbrook. More recently I have photographed the stained glass window by Nicola Kantorowicz which is at St Botolph without Bishopsgate. This window was presented to the church in 1997 by the Worshipful Company of Bowyers to mark the restoration of the church after the St Mary Axe and Bishopsgate bombs.

The artist runs her own studio designing and making windows for both secular and ecclesiastical settings. Other examples of her work can be found in churches in Kent, Oxfordshire, Suffolk and Berkshire. She writes that her work is "always abstract in style" and for church commissions she draws "on inspiration from theological themes and using symbolism and colour to express spiritual concepts." She has developed a personal style, "mixing techniques to create unusual surfaces and detail."


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