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Holy Writ

“How wonderful – a true work of devotion and art”

“A beautiful creation and legacy for future generations.  Inspirational design”

This stunning sculptural textile is a stand-alone exhibition piece and was created as a community project in 2014 in association with the ‘Holy Writ’ exhibition in Lichfield.

This multi-faith project reflects on 10 words that are each important, and in common, to the three Abrahamic faiths. The 10 words selected were and translated into Hebrew, Greek, Latin and Arabic.
Each participant chose one word, in one language/script, and worked that word onto a fabric square using a method of their own choice, for example, embroidery, collage and fabric painting.
The textile was designed by Hayley Brooks, a member of staff in the Art Department at South Staffordshire College in Lichfield at the time, in association with Lichfield Cathedral. Community groups in Staffordshire, North Warwickshire and North Birmingham took part in creating the work. Earthy colours were selected for the textile to represent the existence of all regions on this one Earth. 
The textile comes with its own folding stand and fits in a standard-sized vehicle. It may be borrowed on its own or alongside another exhibition.

This exhibit has been especially successful in working with multi-faith schools, with children and young people creating their own small pieces of art. It comes along with a short Conversation and Reflection Booklet, comments sheet, activity ideas and an inventory.