Saturday, April 28, 2007

Emanuel Kaja in Brighton

Fr Ray Blake, of St Mary Magdalen, Brighton is allowing the installation of a work of modern religious art during the month of May.

It is a work by Emanuel Kaja.

Father Blake explains the work as follows:

"The stones symbolise separate human beings. Each of them is marked with a different name to represent Christ sacrifice for all. They also represent human sin that brought Christ to the Cross. Each stone is wrapped with wire which represents toil and sorrow that make us fall repeatedly. Having died Christ turns our hearts of stone into something alive, into his body."

I hope it is a success and the parishoners like the temporary installation. Hopefully, the experiment will be a success and the first of a series.

Church encouragement of contemporary modern artists who wish to create religious art of quality should be applauded.