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The Way of Life

In 2000, Jonathan Clarke was commissioned to design a modern sculpture for Ely Cathedral to mark the new millennium. The 11-metre relief sculpture is mounted at the west end of Ely Cathedral, to the left of the main entrance was commissioned after the generous donation from the Friends of Ely Cathedral. The beauty of this design is that it fulfils what could be argued to be the most important criterion to be applied to an artistic commission for a cathedral or church: it is aesthetically pleasing (both in itself and in the position for which it has been designed) and it has clear theological symbolism.

“Like the journey of faith, its path is irregular and unpredictable; and just as the journey is sometimes hard, sometimes joyful, the surface texture and colour also vary.”

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