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The Ladder of the World


The figure is made of 49 layers of brass, held together by 365 pins, and the outstretched arms sweep back to form a wing or cape. Looked at from one angle, the object is solid; from another, you can see right through it.


In The Ladder of the World, Mocan seeks to fuse material and spiritual reality together in the form of a person. The Reformers taught that the person of Christ was the unique way, or ladder, joining heaven and earth – solus Christus. His crucifixion and resurrection made transcendence possible, from relational brokenness to harmony with God and neighbour.

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