Water of Life
“The Water of Life” is a sculptural water feature located in the cloister garden of Chester Cathedral. According to Stephen Broadbent, the artist, it “presents the life changing encounter between Jesus and the woman of Samaria, as told in John’s gospel, celebrating the literal and spiritual, life-giving properties of water.”
© Mark Simms Photography (2014)
16 Responses to “Water of Life”
Love these beautifully done sculptures, was well as your angles of capturing it. (As an artist) for the story it depicts, it may give a wrong (romantic) impression -but I guess I’ll have to say that to Stephen Boradbent.
I thought that too….that they looked more like lovers….so I was quite surprised when I read what it was supposed to depict.
Yeah – the faces are too close – it makes it too intimate. Don’t know if you know the whole story, but this woman had had 4 husbands plus the one she was living with now – so I can understand it from that standpoint – only, he was the one who confronted her issues, and in the sculpture he takes a subservient position.
Ah right…..thanks for that I didn’t know the whole story 😊
Thanks for sharing, very evocative…
You’re welcome…..thanks for taking the time to view and comment 😊
It’s beautiful! There are a million tales to be told from a sculpture like this 🙂
It is a beautiful sculpture, but I’m not sure that it fits with the story it’s supposed to depict.
That’s really what I meant! It’s a romantic piece, almost fairytale 🙂
Interesting sculpture/feature, Mark.
I’ve never seen a bending figure like that.
Thanks Vicki….yes it is quite unusual
Agreed!! It is beautiful but does look romantic as though they are about to kiss!!
Thanks Cybele – that’s what I thought.
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Lovely framing, Mark. The first one works especially well with the square perspective.
Thanks CK…..I agree I think the square crop works best