Artist Gerry Judah and his WWI centenary sculptures
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Artist Gerry Judah creates WW1 sculptures for St Paul's

His work usually adorns galleries, museums and even the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but for the first time artist Gerry Judah's work is hanging in a cathedral.

Judah's twin sculptures have been installed in the nave of St Paul's Cathedral in London and were created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One.

But in an attempt to bring the memorials up to date, Judah has stuck war ravaged townscapes, reminiscent of scenes from Syria and Afghanistan, on the 20-ft-tall (6m) cruciforms.

And those in charge of the cathedral have been thrilled with the end result. The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley said the sculptures "provoke us into interrogating the present world and the landscapes we casually view on the news every day."

BBC News was given a tour of the artist's studio and a sneak preview of the structures, before they are officially unveiled on Palm Sunday, 13 April.

Video journalist : Alex Stanger

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