From a distance and without my glasses, I thought this sculpture in All Saints Church in Leamington was a Pieta. As I came closer, I realised it was an incredibly moving depiction of homeless people in our society.
Called "Charlotte 22, Robson 46" it was created by Ginnie Morris for her degree exhibition at the Wimbledon College of Art. It brings together plaster, watercolour, wax, polystyrene and PVC to form what you could believe to be a living tableau.
The Dean of Coventry, the Very Rev'd John Witcombe, saw it in London and offered to exhibit it in Coventry Cathedral. It was then relocated to Leamington where it is cherished until a new home can be found for it.
"It is strikingly beautiful," said the Dean "but portrays such vulnerability and need, but also companionship in its beauty and the way it leads the mind and heart to reflect on the needs of others. I encourage everyone to see it if they can."
Matthew 25: 37-40 "Then the virtuous will say to him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' "