A Life Unravelled
From 15th January to 20th March 2016, St Albans Cathedral will be hosting 'A Life Unravelled'. This beautiful sculpture has been created by local artist, Susan Brzeski and will be on display in the North Transept, accompanied by a book for visitors to write their thoughts and prayers down in.
Brzeski says of her art: "The sculpture was inspired by the movement of people from many areas around the world due to war terror and poverty. So many lives, homes and families are being left behind along with possessions and memories. It not only represents the despair, pain, loss and exhaustion of these people, but also the strength, hope and determination to continue and find a new life. The stark whiteness of the work reflects the anonymity of these people travelling with only the clothes on their back."
As well as a sculptor, Susan is a keen supporter of Oxfam and volunteers at the Oxfam bookshop in St Albans. The charity is currently responding to many emergency situations around the world, by providing water, shelter, food and thus hope. Visitors who feel moved by the sculpture may donate to Oxfam by visiting: www.justgiving.com/alifeunravelled
The exhibition can be viewed during the Cathedral's opening times, 8.30am to 5.45pm. Entry is free.