A month ago the sculpture was moved to the gardens of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva. The unveiling event (below, photo by Peter Williams) featured staff from the building reading out one of the ten commandments in their own language, as a long cloth was pulled off one of the giant columns to reveal the golden form. The person then went and sat on the seat cut into the base of that column, as the next commandment was recited, and so on. The simple ceremony depicted graphically the act of choosing to dwell – both individually and corporately – inside God’s laws, within God’s hands, and was made more powerful by the international and multi-ethnic nature of the participants.
We are very pleased to announce that the Geneva authorities have given their approval for the [Liviu Mocan] sculpture to be exhibited in the main Parc des Bastions during the month of July, so we are due to install it on 29th-30th June, as part of the Calvin09 celebrations.
Meanwhile in Romania, the casting of the ten columns in fibreglass is under way even as I write, and Liviu is very pleased with the progress so far. The other main piece of the sculpture, a broad metal base ring which will lie flat on the ground and provide the support for each column, will be made towards the end of this month.