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‘Christ Rests’ at Guildford Cathedral

Date: 14 February 2013
A THOUGHT-PROVOKING sculpture, Christ Rests, will be a powerful focus for contemplation for those visiting Guildford Cathedral during Lent and Holy Week.

The sculpture is the work of one of Britain’s most accomplished and innovative equine sculptors Nic Fiddian-Green whose 33-foot high horse head stands at Marble Arch.

The Revd Canon Andrew Bishop, said: “Anyone who sees Nic’s sculpture cannot help but be moved and challenged: moved by the impact of his extraordinary artistic expression and challenged by the face of Jesus, who for Christians is the Son of God, but also as a human being shares the pains of the world. It is a striking and meditative piece for the holy season of Lent.”

Christ Rests - a monumental work of art at 5ft x 4ft x 4ft - is the result of Nic’s continued search for the face of Christ in his work. He has worked on the subject of the Passion of Christ since the early 1980s, when he undertook the creation of the Crucifixion and Veil of Veronica as part of the Stations of the Cross at the Wintershall estate.

Speaking of this work Nic said: “I have been working on the subject of the face of Christ for over 20 years with no place in mind, so when I was invited to install a work at Guildford Cathedral, I realised it was out of my hands. It is a great privilege and opportunity to reveal this work in a sacred and spiritual place.”

Christ Rests will be on display at the cathedral until March 30. For more information click here.

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