Members update: Rodney Munday & Jonathan Evens

St. Edmund of Abingdon (Oxford University, 2007 / Cambridge University, 2015 /  St. Edmund’s College, Ware 2011)

St. Edmund of Abingdon (Oxford University, 2007 / Cambridge University, 2015 / St. Edmund’s College, Ware 2011)

Rodney Munday has written about his sculpture of St. Edmund in Oxford, and where he stands with regard to art today, for Quadhis Alumni magazine.

He writes: ‘Making a sculpture of a figure from the past is like writing an historical novel. You gather as many facts as are available; form an opinion about the possible appearance and personality of the person you are dealing with, and use a good deal of imagination to produce an image that is necessarily subjective.’

Jonathan Evens has had a review of ‘John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing’, an exhibition at Two Temple Place, which has been published by Church Times. In it he notes that Ruskin believed the ‘greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way.’ ‘To see clearly,’ Ruskin said, ‘is poetry, prophecy, and religion – all in one.’

Jonathan has also recently published, on Artlyst, a survey of curatorial approaches to the interactions between art and spirituality in which he finds a breadth of approaches that represent a major shift in contemporary sensibilities .