‘Fragments of Lives’, is an architectural glass installation of abstract symbolism and a rare, if not unique, inclusion of its kind into a Grade 1 listed example of Romanic Architecture, the 12th Century (1129) Priory Church, remaining from the original Benedictine Monastery.
A sequential series of six related screens in the North Aisle culminating in a seventh arched screen at the East end and creating a fusion of Past and Present.
Architecturally, the design of the screens is intended to visually complement and visually support the simple Norman grandeur of the Priory.
The apparent opposites of ‘fragmentation’ and ‘re-assembling’ visually and conceptually aim to explore man’s struggle towards wholeness: ‘the quality or state of being whole, entire, or sound’. The aim of the ‘Priory Project,’ a specialist centre for substance abuse victims, is to heal, repair and restore lives; to ‘rebuild’ them.