'The Cost' was displayed at Ely Cathedral
in Holy Week 2005, earthing the celebration
of the week in the reality of the crucifixion.
'The Cost' is a graphic depiction of the
crucifixion, beautifully drawn and painted,
the fruit of prayerful reflection and study.
It is accompanied by a display of a crown of
thorns, nails, and other artefacts, and by a
soundtrack which add a tactile and an aural
dimension to the exhibition. The painting is
rooted in scripture and a second panel gives
the biblical quotations upon which it is based.
Many words could describe the affect of the
exhibition: shocking, arresting, haunting...It
is a beautiful experience which stays with you
and which will not let you overlook the suffering
that Christ bore on the cross. It had a profound
affect on those who spent time with it, and
provided a powerful focus for prayer and meditation.
We were very pleased to be able to display it,
and hope it will be more widely exhibited.
The Rev. Canon Peter Sills, Vice Dean of