Sculptor to showcase work in historic cathedral

A TALENTED sculptor is set to showcase his latest creations in one of the largest places of worship in England.

Stephen Hicklin, of Kelsale, near Saxmundham, was invited to submit two pieces of art for an exhibition at Winchester Cathedral organised by The Society of Portrait Sculptors, of which he is a member.

He has created one sculpture of Christ in a moment of reflection as he anticipates his final suffering and another of King Canute, inspired by a poem by Victor Hugo.

Mr Hicklin, whose studio is in Saxmundham High Street, said: “King Canute was actually buried at Winchester Cathedral so I thought he was an appropriate character to present.

“It was an interesting opportunity and I think there will be an interesting mix of items and interpretations of the religious theme. It is a magnificent exhibition space.

“The religious theme is a broad palette and doing commissions for churches or parishes offers a lot of opportunity to produce modern iconography.”

Mr Hicklin is no stranger to creating religious pieces of art. At Easter he sculpted a giant crucifix for a production at the Olivier Theatre on London’s South Bank.

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His latest work will be on display at Winchester Cathedral from June until August.

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