07 February 2014

A new large-scale art work, by Jake Lever, will be installed in Birmingham Cathedral for public viewing from 28 February – 11 April 2014, throughout the season of Lent.

‘The Blue and the Dim and the Gold’ is a meditation on the universal human experience of journey, waiting and the passage of time.  This new work follows the very successful ‘Breathing Space’ installation by Jake in the Cathedral during Lent 2013.

‘Jake’s work looks absolutely fantastic in the space of the cathedral,’ said the Very Revd Catherine Ogle, Dean of Birmingham. ‘We are excited by the prospect of living and worshipping alongside this beautiful and atmospheric new work, forming a great arc in the south aisle of the Cathedral.’

The Blue and the Dim and the Gold is a mixed-media piece featuring an image of a lone figure in a boat on a gilded lake, dwarfed by a vast landscape of lake, hillside and evening sky.

Jake Lever says, ‘The Blue and the Dim and the Gold is a meditation upon the universal human experience and seeks to awaken spirituality and paths to inner healing, integration and wholeness. I am delighted to be exhibiting this new work during Lent at the Cathedral and hope that it offers a thought provoking image for worshippers and visitors.’

The installation is open for viewing each day 9.00 – 5.00pm, please see cathedral website for other events that may restrict viewing times.  There is also a range of related events being held in the cathedral.  Click here to find out more