The Romanian artist Liviu Mocan is creating a set of five sculptures inspired by the five solas (Latin for ‘alone’) which summarise the spiritual themes at the heart of the Reformation: sola scriptura (by scripture alone), sola fide (by faith alone), sola gratia (by grace alone), solus Christus (Christ alone) and soli Deo gloria (glory to God alone).
Liviu Mocan is best known for his monumental sculpture for the 500th anniversary of Calvin’s birth in 2009, which was exhibited in Geneva for over a year, initially in the central park near the Reformers’ Wall. ‘Invitation/Decalogue’ was a circle of ten pillars, each one resembling a finger on the side facing inwards, but narrowing to a blade on the outside. This created a powerful metaphor for the creative influence of biblical law.
We are planning to display Five Foundations ~ the Reformation in perspective outside Great St Mary’s church in the centre of Cambridge in the autumn of 2017.
Would you like to join us in commissioning this exhibition? Anyone making a donation towards the costs of creating, shipping and installing the sculptures will be invited to participate in the project at the supporter, collaborator or sponsor levels. Please click here to find out more on our contributors page. Thank you!
“Liviu Mocan is one of the world’s premier sculptors, and I can think of no one more qualified to create visual art to celebrate one of the turning points of history. If I lived in the U.K. I would be standing on a soap box urging one and all to see this amazing exhibition” Philip Yancey