The Spirituality in Art Award recipient for 2012 was Caitlyn Chambers for her work, Delicacy and Beauty.
The photographs that constitute Cailyn’s work are that of gowns worn for receiving the sacraments. The gowns have a somewhat ethereal quality, since they are represented as fragile and transparent, and yet the artist has made them ‘permanent’ and ‘fixed’. This gives the sense of transcendence needed for the spiritual theme. Baptism and Eucharist are seen as the most important of the Catholic sacraments and this focus on the material aspect, the white gowns worn, leads the viewer to consider the innocence of the child who wore them, and the impact that receiving the sacraments had on that child.