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Ely Cathedral

SOLACE WINGS

19 Jun 2021 - 16 Aug 2021

'Solace' by Layne Rowe, in the Lady Chapel

This 10ft high instillation has been made up of over 100 glass feathers, individually sculpted in clear glass with fine cane-work inclusions. Each feather is hung from the bones of the wings, forged beautifully in metal by Ryan Harms.

These glass wings are a symbol of freedom, unity, strength and power, a focus for people of all faiths and none, to remember the loss of loved ones and contemplate the effects of the pandemic. 

Surrounded by the magnificent architecture of Ely Cathedral, the light during the summer months will be projected through the vast windows and bring the wings to life.