The Outraged Christ: General
Charles Lutyens created the head of this figure some 35 years ago. He picked up the work again 29 or so years later. The idea of an 'Outraged Christ' was in his mind - a Christ to whom the appalling treatment of human by human and nation by nation is not nothing.
This Christ does not just observe - he engages and acknowledges. Lutyens' intention was to create a 'Striding Outraged Christ' striding over hedgerows through his world, demanding an account of what we have been doing.
However, as he started work below the torso - as he himself says - a raised leg 'appeared' and would not go down, try as he may!
And so a crucified Outraged Christ emerged over the next 6 years or so and was finished just weeks before the exhibition began!