• When I lived in Cookham I was disturbed by a feeling of everything being meaningless.But quite suddenly I became aware that everything was full of special meaning and this made everything holy... I observed this sacred quality in most unexpected quarters.

    Sir Stanley Spencer, Fiona MacCarthy, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Centro Cultural / Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico City) (1997). “Stanley Spencer: An English Vision”, Yale University Press