In the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool there was a work of art by Tracey Emin. I think it has been removed now but it was commissioned by the Cathedral Chapter and apparently championed by one Canon who before it was seen, had the left for another job. Considering it was an open book commission that Tracey could do what she liked with there were a few concerns by those who were left while they waited for the finished result. Tracey Emin is of course known for her very controversial art works. The most famous being “my bed” an unmade bed which was in fact the bed she had slept in while depressed along with all the mess it created. It received very mixed responses from the public and critics but was nominated for the Turner Prize.
The art work that did arrive was hung above the west door of the Cathedral with the stained-glass above it. Thankfully it was not an unmade bed or anything like it. It was a message shining out in neon tubes. The message said as you can see below
I Felt You And I Knew You Loved Me
Tracey said she wanted to make something about love and the sharing of love. As Christians the words do strike right at the heart of the spiritual experience. I think the Cathedral Chapter worried about nothing in the end as I am sure the words struck a deep note with all who read them in that wonderful spiritual space.