Angels From Hell
These two heads look like damaged Roman gods unearthed in an archaeological dig, but no; they are examples of contemporary art, supposedly the heads of angels. Pardon me, but in the days of my boyhood when misguided people were trying to brainwash me into believing in Christianity, I was told that angels were divinely beautiful beings. In Emily Young's hands they are relics from Hell. There are seven and a half of them. Did the chisel slip, Emily? No. They represent 7.5 centuries and they were commissioned to mark the 750th anniversary of Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire. Canon treasurer Mark Bonney thinks they're wonderful. He would do; he's the Philistine who paid the bill. The exhibition of these monsters continues in the cathedral until 9 February 2009.