Brian Burgess' bronze steel and bronze statue of an angry Jesus brandishing a whip ready to drive out moneylenders from the temple, on display at the Liverpool Academy of Art, became quite famous when some visitors claimed to see sparks in Jesus' eyes:
Sculptor Burgess said: 'It began when one woman who saw the statue fell to her knees and began praying.
'She was transfixed for more than thirty minutes and when she came out of the trance she said she had witnessed sparks coming from the eyes of the Christ figure.
'Now the word has spread and we have hoards of people coming along to pray and venerate the statue and many of them have said they have witnessed these sparks too.'
He added: 'I worked on the piece for about a year but I never saw any sparks apart from those coming from the welding torch.'