Gloucester Cathedral may be better known to some as the corridors of Hogwarts! It's cloisters are indeed beautiful, but our reason for visiting today was to see an exhibition of sculpture, called "Crucible".
I shall post more of the sculptures over the coming days as there were rather a lot to digest in one post, but I'm starting with two: Anthony Gormley's which truly moved me, and Damien Hurst's.
Close V by Anthony Gormley
And, St Bartholomew, Exquisite Pain. Damien Hurst.
You can't quite see but the left hand holds a pair of scissors, and there are various tools at his feet.