Bridgeman sculpture to be unveiled at Coventry Cathedral
John Bridgeman’s Seeking Sanctuary is the first sculpture of its kind to be dedicated to refugees.
It depicts a figure of a refugee woman holding a child as she flees.
Mr Bridgeman’s daughter Jane said her father’s inspiration and sympathy for the refugee came from his recollection as a first year art student, seeing a painting by Harry Becker - himself the son of immigrant parents - depicting 16th century Dutch refugees requesting asylum in the town.
Canon David Porter, director for reconciliation ministry, said the sculpture would give the ruins a new significance and continue the Cathedral’s message of peace and reconciliation in its Golden Jubilee year.
Seeking Sanctuary will be unveiled at the ruins in May.