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Saturday, 6 January 2018

ArtWay Visual Meditation: Light in Clay Jars

In my latest Visual Meditation for ArtWay I reflect on Anna Sikorska's SALT installation, the culmination of the Light the Well community art project, which was recently at St Martin-in-the-Fields:

"The cracked translucent lanterns of this installation lit from within are a visible realisation of St Paul’s image of light in clay jars. By linking the lanterns together, this installation also highlights another aspect in 2 Corinthians 4. Paul writes that ‘We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies.’ Paul writes of us in the plural. We are afflicted, but not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. It is as we come together to engage with affliction, perplexity, forsakenness and being struck down that we carry in our body the death of Jesus and show the life of Jesus. It is as we come together, linked, like the lanterns, by the light of Christ that we become the Body of Christ."

My other ArtWay meditations include work by María Inés Aguirre, Giampaolo Babetto, Marian Bohusz-Szyszko, Christopher Clack, Marlene Dumas, Terry Ffyffe, Antoni Gaudi, Maciej Hoffman, Giacomo ManzùMichael PendryMaurice Novarina, Regan O'Callaghan, Ana Maria Pacheco, John Piper, Albert Servaes and Henry Shelton.


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