Lent Art Project 2021 Contemplating Lent - a journey with artist Sophie Hacker For the past few years we have had an artwork installed in the cathedral during Lent, and it has been the focal point for reflections before Compline on Tuesday evenings. This year, in partnership with Winchester Cathedral we are offering ‘Contemplating Lent - a journey with artist Sophie Hacker,’ an online art experience. Each week a work of art by Sophie, loosely related to the Sunday Gospel, will be displayed here on this webpage and shared across social media (where people are invited to leave their reflections on it). There will also be a short introductory film each week in which Sophie introduces the work. We will update this page each week so all of the pieces are together in one place from Tuesday 23 February. On Tuesday 30 March, 7pm we will join together on Zoom with people from Winchester Cathedral to look back over the five weeks, invited to say what that pilgrimage has been for us. To register your interest in joining the discussion, please email [email protected] Contemplating Lent 2021 - Calling Window (Week Five) This week Sophie discusses a stained glass window which was commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth last May. Download a text version of the week five discussion by clicking here. Contemplating Lent 2021 - Crucifixion Now, Resurrection Now (Week Four) This week Sophie discusses a sculpture she made from salvaged wood from a cathedral stone yard. Download a text version of the week four discussion by clicking here. Contemplating Lent 2021 - Hope (Week Three) This week Sophie discusses an abstract painting she made a few years ago called ‘Hope’. Download a text version of the week three discussion by clicking here. Contemplating Lent 2021 - Covid Cross (Week Two) This week Sophie discusses 'The Covid Cross' which she made during Holy Week 2020 - the start of lockdown. Download a text version of the week two discussion by clicking here (pdf) Contemplating Lent 2021 - Baptism Window (Week One) This week Sophie discusses the first stained glass window she made which is located in the church of St John the Baptist, Hampshire. Download a text version of the discussion by clicking here (pdf) --- Contemplating Lent 2021 - Introduction Sophie Hacker specialises in Church Art. She is a trustee of Art and Christianity, the UK's leading organisation in the field of visual art and religion, and a Visiting Scholar at Sarum College in Salisbury Cathedral Close. Since 2006 she has been involved in both the display and production of artworks in Winchester Cathedral. In November 2020 she became an Artist Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters on Glass.