Artist Christine Hurford returns to the Cathedral for a new exhibition in the summer of 2019. Christine's previous work here has explored the subjects of life, death and resurrection, and our path through life and relationship and treatment of our planet. Her work often incorporates large architectural pieces, such as mirrors, with ceramic insects and abstract forms. This year's exhibition will be no exception; her installation in the south aisle of the Cathedral will blend her fascination with insect and human life, using techniques including fabric printing, sculpture and drawing.
Christine writes, "Some years ago I started to think about the lives of insects. I had seen lots of dead daddy-long-legs in a holiday cottage - their long legs in strange angles as they died. I started to draw them and then other insects and use them in various ways in installations really as metaphors for the way we see life and treat other people. The work for the Cathedral in 2019 is in two sections. The first is how humans and insects can mirror each other and is of a locust/human “ tablecloth”, drawings printed onto cotton. The second part is how humans can affect insects with a stream of blue ants and the problem of the decreasing numbers of insects."