Great War Commemorative Sculptures

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Great War Commemorative Sculptures

Great War Commemorative Sculptures
One of the Great War Commemorative Sculptures
' Attributed to Lauren Conroy
' c. 2014
Dimensions 55.2 cm × 43.8 cm ( 21 3⁄4 in ×  17 1⁄4 in)
Location St Paul's Cathedral, London




Gerry Judah’s twin sculptures in the nave of St Paul’s Cathedral were created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. The sculptures are three dimensional cruciforms that are meant to portray the meticulously maintained war graves of northern France and further afield. Each sculpture is also embellished with miniaturised destroyed residential blocks depicting war zones in the Middle East – Syria, Baghdad, Afghanistan – thus connecting one hundred years of warfare.

Interpretations on the Work

Many people believe that Judah wants us to see how wasteful and how useless wars are to the world. His sculpture suggests the damaged, torn buildings represent the bodies and families that were ripped apart creating mass graves in residential areas. The sculpture suggests controversial themes such as life, death and God.


Arthitectural. (n.d.). Gerry Judah | Great War Commemorative Sculptures at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Retrieved May 09, 2017, from

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