Winchester Fish Sculpture

2006

Created in stainless steel and Kirkstone Green Slate, this 2.5 metre tall sculpture was commissioned for the Dean Garnier Garden at Winchester Cathedral.
A swirling shoal of fish rise upwards from the rock reflecting the changing colours of the sky and accentuating the surface of the fish.
The sculpture relates well to its ecclesiastic site close to the Cathedral and works in harmony with the garden.
Inspired by a recent discovery of a water source in the garden and fish as an ancient symbol of Christianity and Baptism. Jesus asked fishermen Simon and Andrew to ‘ follow me and I will make you fishers of men.’

Design by: Charles Normandale
Made by: Charles Normandale
Client: Winchester Cathedral Fabric Committee
Photographer: Charles Normandale and Julie Brooks-Hill