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Photo: celestial woollies

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19 December 2014

MARIE-JANE MONTGOMERIE

Celestial woollies: Mary Jane Montgom­erie's installation Inspiration and Meaning, in St Mary's, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire, was inspired by textile art depicting the seven planets represented in Gustav Holst's The Planets, suspended above the composer's grand piano, in his house in Cheltenham. The 840 pompoms sus­pend­­ed in St Mary's nave signify the pop­ulation of Swaffham Bulbeck, while over­flow pom­poms on twigs and window ledges rep­resent people who "travel through" St Mary's from surrounding areas

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