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Experience two and a half thousand pieces of broken recycled glass suspended four metres above York Minster’s transept as part of a large-scale art installation inspired by the Church of England’s Living in Love and Faith project.

‘Faith and Fracture’, a glass sculpture focussed on the beauty of every human, will be accompanied by an audio recording which includes comments from people on the subject of human identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage.

Designed by Alice Walker and David Ferrier, with the accompanying soundscape composed by Matt Eaton, the artists hope people will reflect on what faith might have to say in a world of conflict and fracture.

Alice Walker said:  “The inspiration for this sculpture began with a piece of sea glass – a unique piece of colourful glass shaped and smoothed by sea and sand.

“Fragile yet luminous, glass can be found in a vibrant array of colours – a way of representing the rich diversity of people who have taken part in the ‘Living in Love and Faith’ project.”

‘Faith and Fracture’ will be on display at York Minster from 10 July until 16 September.

Entry is included with a standard admission ticket. Entry to the Minster is free for York residents with valid proof of address.

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