Reach out.  
Be kind.  





P. Wharton

Sculptor/Born 1964/Manchester/England.

Medium/lost wax casting/Pewter/Plaster/Fibreglass/Resin/Wood./Canvas/Metal/Glass etching/Assemblage/Other.

"Art is human, therefore anything and everything will be considered art at some point in time."


Icarus2022 Award piece. Limited to 1

Atom’s cruciformIn the beginning. 2021



Atom’s cruciform was sparked by John Dalton's atom sketches from 1808. His decision to come to Manchester to teach and study was almost certainly influenced by the presence of Chetham’s Library, which had by then established a significant collection of scientific and mathematical works.   


Chetham’s Library. Long Millgate. Manchester. M3 1SB. Tel 0161 834 7961

Atom’s cruciform is now on show at Chetham's Library in Manchester.  Visitor Enquiries Siân-Louise Mason, Visitor Services Coordinator






Festival of Libraries: A tour of Chetham's Library

Join Manchester writer Rosie Garland as she guides you through the libraries of Manchester, going behind the scenes with intimate tours and lots of fun along the way.



Faith On Tap is now on location at St. George’s church Chorley for the foreseeable future. 2021
A big thank you everyone for such a warm welcome.


St. George's church. Chorley. Rev. Michael Print with Faith On Tap. 9th August 2021.



Hope's Last Call/2020


I’m not a religious person. More of a spiritual one? Maybe it’s this standing that has been the opening for people to express doubting faith in their latter years to me. Many say they believe there is something. And await a response.  I’d like to think life’s kicking would give me the edge on my younger self when it comes to this response. And it’s from this personal debate that Hope’s Last Call was set in motion. 


Artist’s statement 

What first set this piece in motion was reflecting back on the perspectives of my youth in relation to the well-lived-in ones I now inhabit. 

In my youth I was as cocksure as most about my world, believing it was the world.  And in my world, everyone who I cared for and who cared for me was just fine.  And you know not of any other way.  We were possibly immortal.  I was a young man of science/technology and held the firm view that God and faith all came under the same realms as Father Christmas and the tooth fairy.  


I wouldn’t say I’m a religious man now, perhaps more spiritual?  There are so, so many truths to life, often conflicting. So many perspectives, often conflicting.  And perhaps more so the older you get. 


I look back to my younger self and say, whatever your beliefs, when you find yourself holding the beating heart of someone’s wavering faith through their latter days, you become a guardian of their faith.  And you now truly understand what is meant by faith being hope’s last call.  And you hope.  And you hope.  And you fall to your knees and break into a million pieces.  And you fix your eyes firmly upon what is unseen. For what is seen, is temporary


We look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen;

for what can be seen is temporary,  but what cannot be seen

is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4.18)



In the summer of 2010, a group of students in the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA) started discussing how they might bring the conversation of theology and the arts to a broader audience, one beyond the academy. The result was Transpositions, a website that takes its name from an essay by C.S. Lewis.


Since that time, Transpositions has published posts by notable artists, practitioners and scholars, a publishing record that led Matthew Milliner, Assistant Professor of Art at Wheaton College, to reference “the frequently sharp and prolific output of Transpositions,” as well as awards like the Christian New Media Awards and Conference 2010 Runner-up Best Newcomer Blog and 2011 Runner-up Best Christian Blog.

In January 2014, Transpositions re-launched as the official online journal for the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts and was given a brand new web design in February 2015. For information about the regular contributors to Transpositions, please visit our Contributors page.