The Leaves of the Trees, a reflective memorial to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic by acclaimed sculptor Peter Walker, has arrived at Southwell Minster. On display until 6 June, the project is designed to link directly to the sentiments of those who have experienced the pandemic, both those who have lost loved ones and those additionally or personally affected.
The installation, compromising of 5,000 leaves, each carved with the word “Hope” and shaped by hand, allow for individuals and families, as well as communities, to take time to consider the past periods of lockdown and isolation and provide a focal point for their thoughts, prayers and personal reﬂections.
Open daily 11am – 3pm, this simple but moving artwork allows for a quiet moment of reflection for all.
Individual leaves are available to purchase from the Cathedral shop priced £25, either in-person or online by clicking here. All come with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist, Peter Walker.
Thank you to Newark & Sherwood District Council who have helped part-fund this installation.
Images below courtesy of Peter Walker.