Comments: e-mails

"Beautiful and spiritually profound. Vehicles passing by, juxtaposed to the reality of our impermanence. The wax streams like tears of grief expressing sorrow. Can we feel the preciousness of our lives before we evaporate? You have captured the sacred and the mundane, tradition and technology. It's a call to awakening. What a gift you have given to everyone who sees this work" (USA)

"I went to St. Botolph's today, and was very impressed and moved by your piece" (UK)

"I'm watching from Chicago. I have been to the Church and stood on that corner" (USA)

"I am telling everyone how good and moving I found your work" (UK)

"We were well impressed! and glad we made the pilgrimage to see the start - quite a profound Eastery mood to it all" (UK)

"We were very impressed with the piece and it was good to see it on our own - this helped to create an intimate and contemplative atmosphere" (UK)

"I just wanted to say from an amateur who just loves art, that your pieces are amazing. I love art that people can see in their own translation, the wax pieces just being so beautiful to begin with then allowed to melt only to be replaced makes me think of how bigger things, like the life cycle and how it does the same. Deep for a moody teenager? The pieces in the prison are my "favourite" as they are personal, the one comment in particular that the razor helped him keep his dignity and normality inside was the one I could possibly relate to most.
Keep it up and keep me posted with anything new" (UK)

"Hi, I stumbled across the web site with the dual cam.
I don't always take that much interest in art, I'm a graphic design graduate but have not followed it as a career.
It's 1:20am now. I'm listening to 'Spirit of Eden' by 'talk talk' and I'm watching the dual webcam.
I can't think of any art I've seen in recent years that would make me send an email. When I saw your work with the traffic outside I felt incredibly sad and lonely. I have often looked out of my window at night wondering what's going on in the houses I can see, wondered what's going on once I've gone to bed?
I think there's a myriad of lonely, forgotten places that I know must exist but can never see- every alley, dustbin, house, flat, closed shop (endless list).
But I saw your work at the same time as the busy traffic went by outside.
I'm rambling, I've had a couple of beers, sorry!" (UK)

Church Comments Book:

"Unexpectedly powerful. It's simple but the setting seems appropriate"

"I like the idea. How's everything gone if we didn't made it? But you did- made me think about the thing you've done is gone. And you're looking carefully to see"

"A drama that unfolds for all to see; wonderful sense of the fragility, to the sense of entropy and the forms of physics. To the emotional sense of transient time and connection with all that we perceive"

"Beautiful and in a very apposite setting. A moving tribute to the fragility of man"

"Excellent! Will come back to see later"

"Vulnerability of life portrayed beautifully"

"Very moving"

"Incredible detail in the figures – God is in the detail"

"Very interesting concept- I work at Aldgate Station and will be back. Hope to see the steel plates switched on and melting away…"

"What a remarkably simple yet arresting beautiful work"

"Very interesting indeed"

"I hope there is a time-lapse photography to record the melt down. Great idea and beautiful installation- Timo Mortis Conturbat Mei"

"I wondered about the sign outside, but it wasn't until seeing it on the web site that I understood. I enjoy the church and exhibition. I don't understand the title however'.

"A motto for a lifetime"

"Patience is a virtue which I have not got"

"Save us all"

"A beautiful church in which one finds a beautiful installation art. I wish the church would use it's space for more art of this 1st class work"

"A reflective and beautiful work"

"Thank you. Warm, fresh, clean, beings, a new look for me leaves me with thoughts of more to come"

"Highly thought-provoking. Is life a gradual meltdown?"

"Excellent allusion to funeral monuments of the middle ages and Renaissance"

"Excellent male. Female is missing parts"

"Gripping study of our own image dissolving. Have taken digital pictures as an exercise"

"I'm sorry to say I found it rather unpleasant"

"Extraordinary imagination and re-interpretation of century-old traditions- blurring of design and execution process that is most invigorating"

"Xtra ordinary but I fail to 'see' the 'why?'"

"Profoundly moving...ephemera of life....medieval resonance...fits perfectly in its setting....special visual connection with the frosted glass....Congratulations for an imaginative and thought-provoking work"

"What about the dead body from the young boy? Just got forgotten!"

"Wonderful piece in a great setting. I am so glad I came"

"Life from the bubbling muds of hot springs- parallel with where life began and the ebb/waxing (no pun intended!) of the fragility of our experiences"

"Reminds me of walking over volcanic lava on the North Sandwich Islands, Vast fields of solidified liquid"