Sculpture Exhibition: The Way of Sorrow
We are delighted to welcome an exhibition of sculpture by Edward Hopkins for a Lenten exhibition in the Retrochoir. Hopkins was an established furniture maker before turning to devotional work. This shows in his understanding of his chosen material, together with the clarity of design in each piece.
A series of fine wooden tableaux depict the Stations of the Cross with stark intensity. Pure geometry and simple curves portray the awful emotions surrounding the trial and death of Jesus the Nazarene – shame, disregard, anguish and grief.
‘Geometry is a pure language that speaks to us directly,’ Hopkins says. ‘Triangles, squares and circles can reduce us to tears.’ The simplicity of these pieces adds to their power to communicate. Their modern lines harmonise with the Cathedral’s rich architecture.
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