Crown of thorns unveiled

AN East Devon sculptor has completed his latest masterpiece, a new Crown of Thorns for Exeter Cathedral, which was officially unveiled yesterday (Friday).

AN East Devon sculptor has completed his latest masterpiece, a new Crown of Thorns for Exeter Cathedral, which was officially unveiled today (Saturday).

Sculpted by Matt Dingle the crown, made of burnished steel, will be suspended in the Chapel for Justice, Peace and Creation and is the latest in a series of contemporary works commissioned for the thirteenth century building.

Historically the Cathedral has been an important place for exhibiting artistic expression with tapestries, collages, poetry, children’s artwork, icons and sculptures previously being displayed.

A Cathedral spokesperson Martyn Goss, said: “The sharp points remind us of the deadly barbed wire that for many refugees and displaced people is a daily reality. Yet as the crown was temporarily placed on Jesus’ head, we may also see it pointing to relief and hope for those who face injustice.”

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