We are delighted to share the completed memorial sculpture to the composer Sir John Tavener, which was unveiled at a beautiful ceremony in Winchester Cathedral on the 11th of November 2016.“John Tavener spoke to me several times about the beautiful symbolism water provides. This gave me the inspiration to work with the nearest sculptural material to flowing water – molten glass.
This element is also reflected in the Greek palindrome, which translates to ‘Wash your sins, not only your face.’ Again, water is such a classical symbol for cleansing.
John’s work will flow on into the future and become part of the history of spiritual music.” Angela Conner
We would also like to thank the many individuals involved in the project: Lady Maryanna Tavener for commissioning the sculpture, glass artist Stephen Beardsell and the National Glass Centre for collaborations on the production of the glass, Tom Perkins for his beautiful plaque, and the Cottam Will Trust (Friends of Friendless Churches) for their funding in support of the sculpture.
Photograph Credit Joe Low.