Over the past few years, Southwark Cathedral has had art installations during Lent. This year, the artist, Peter Burke was task with this duty. AS the artist has said “All of these works have been made from the variety of soils/earths within a 20 mile radius of my home, with their rich association with underlying geology, history and society”.
First Station – Cupped Hands
Located in the South Aisle, this work challenges the observer to determine the purpose of the hands. Whose are they? Are they offering help or seeking assistance.
Second Station – Above Ground
This work is at the south end of the Retrochoir. It is sighted such that it can be seen in the distance as the observer walks east along the south choir aisle.
Third Station – Of Landscape
In the two middle chapels of the Retrochoir there are two displays of heads.
Fourth Station – From Earth and Fire
At the north side of the Retrochoir there is another figure. This figure questions the observer – it is the same figure as the second station, who is it?
Fifth Station – Ritual
The final and fifth station is reached by walk through the north choir aisle to the High Altar Sanctuary. Here there a sequence of feet in a circle. Where are they going?
So after travelling around these stations, the end is at these circle of feet. The feet appear to disappear under the altar.
Where are they heading?
Where are you heading?