LADY CHAPEL, LIVERPOOL ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL

Created to commemorate the life of the Victorian social reformer Josephine Butler, the glass artwork incorporates a number of motives. Recognised as a powerful force for change, I have sought to convey Butler's positive dynamism through the representation of rutilated quartz, a mineral associated with supercharged energy, cleansing and purification. The flowers depicted in 24 carat gold include the yellow rose, with its association with the suffragette movement, angelica (inspiration), chamomile (patience in adversity), edelweiss (courage and devotion), speedwell (feminine fidelity) and the wallflower (faithfulness in adversity).  The cast bronze leaf fixings represent both beech (symbolising revelation of experience) and birch (new beginnings and renewal) . Architect: John Coward Architects