St Ugur, St Necati & St Tilmann
Acrylic & Gold Leaf on Wood, 32 x 25cm
Ugur, Necati and Tilmann were killed in the office of a publishing house in Malatya, Turkey in 2007, by five young men pretending an interest in the Christian faith. In the panel the three martyrs stand side by side as brothers. Tilmann, a German, is shown with the Turkish flag’s white star over his chest, as a foreigner who had given his heart to Turkey. The panel has been stabbed about 250 times to reflect the brutal assault the three suffered.