Il rosone “riciclato” di Stephenson illumina la Cattedrale di Durham

Stephenson’s “recycled” rose window illuminates Durham Cathedral

A recreation of the famous rose window made with plastic bottles is taking shape in the cloister of the English cathedral

MILAN – A plastic replica of the famous Durham Cathedral’s Rose Window is beginning to take shape in the cloister of the greatly renowned English church. Indicated as one of the best examples of Norman church in Europe, it still today represents an important centre of Christianity. A project supported by Lumiere 2015, in the last weeks important funds were raised to pay for the cost of installing this “recycled work of art”. Everyone was asked to contribute to the creation of “Litre of Light” by adding the plastic bottles containing a message inside.

Mick Stephenson’s work

Lumiere commissioned local artist Mick Stephenson the creation of “Litre of Light” through a charitable campaign launched to contribute to bringing light to the communities of the world, with My Shelter Foundation. Stephenson, an eclectic and talented artist capable of transforming waste into “enlightened art”, was one of the first winners of the Lumiere Brillant Competition for local artists and the composition of his work of art, made of thousands of waste elements, has been one of the most popular installations in recent years. At the Lumiere Durham 2013, he built a brilliant structure, used to bring light to the homes without electricity in developing countries and in disaster areas. All this by filling a plastic bottle with water and inserting it in a hole in the roof, shedding the same amount of light as a 50W light bulb.

Contributions from the public

Everyone can contribute to the project by donating a small amount of at last 2 pounds for every used bottle, or else a contribution of 5 pounds to leave a message in the bottle. The objective of this fundraising is to reach 12,000 pounds. People can offer their contribution via an online portal or by putting the offer into the dedicated donation box in the Cloister.

 by editorial staff