CORPUS UNUM /
The images presented here are visual reflections on the body as Christianity's central metaphor. Essential to Christian practice is the consumption of a broken body and sacrificial blood through the celebration of the Eucharist – a communal ritual calling for members to embody the presence of Christ in the world. Over the centuries, the Christian churches have maintained a complex and evolving relationship with the body. Bodies remind us of our physical limitations, identities, personal past and mortality. Sacred structures, ritual actions (both public and private), as well as objects imbued with meaning are all activated by bodies in order to communicate to ourselves and one another, something of the sacred.