Publicly Proclaiming the Glory of God in Cambridge By Charles Kelley with Natalie Meeks
It was a blistering day in Cambridge, England-July 23rd, the hottest day on record since 1976.
I stood in the yard of Great Saint Mary’s Church; situated squarely in the heart of Cambridge, one of the foremost centers of intellectual, scientific and theological life for more than 800 years of Christendom. I was there at the invitation of Romanian sculptor Liviu Mocan and British art catalyst Jonathan Tame for the unveiling of Archetypes, Mocan’s much-anticipated sculpture exhibition.
Inspired by the five “Solas’ of the Reformation (sola scriptura, sola gratia, Solus Christus, Soli Deo Gloria, and Sola Fides), Archetypes a six month exhibiton situated opposite the iconic King’e College Chapel. The exhibition invites visitors to reflect on the conversation between history, faith, and contemporary art.
Under the weighty heat of the open sky, the ribbon was cut and the sculptures unveiled.
Forged of shining brass, each piece reflected brightly, rays extending outward and upward, as Liviu and Jonathan addressed the public on the spiritual inspiration for the exhibiton and the vitalrole of art in public life.