One caller to a radio show today couldn't understand why money might not be diverted from the arts and used in health care. And as for any appreciation of this particular installation ... well ... I think he'd be around zero on the 1 - 10 score sheet!
My opinion, for what it's worth, is related to God's creation of the world ... a place that was made beautiful and intricate ... and since we humans reflect the divine image we too wish to create and enhance our surroundings. The functionality of a piece of art is not relevant ... beauty is its own judge!
The creation of a tasty meal is another gift from God ... to take the various ingredients ... a clever mix of spices and herbs, beans, rice, vegetables and produce a delicious plate of nourishing food.
Anyhow ... a bit of typing to do before I pack for the three day Diocesan retreat ... wonder if it is cold in Wales ... or wet ... wonder if they do good coffee ... wonder if I can just sleep .... !
Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove,
with light and comfort from above;
be thou our guardian, thou our guide;
o'er every thought and step preside.
Church Hymnal number 295
Simon Browne (1680-1732)