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Spire for One (listening to the light) 2012 by Sera Waters

Spire for One (listening to the light)  2012

Perspex, string, light, headphones, lino

Spire approximately 90cm x 40cm

Photograph Grant Hancock


Stow Memorial is a spire-less church, even though Robert George Thomas’ winning architectural design featured a spire and the church’s building committee desired a spire to ‘ensure... impressiveness and associations’. Like an architectural spire reaches toward the sky and sun, this gothic-inspired portable spire-for-one offers a symbolic space to reach upward, beyond one’s self. Standing underneath the coloured light, looking up, it is hoped that moments of transcendence abound.