‘The Leaves of the Trees’ is a reflective installation made up of 5,000 steel leaves with the word HOPE on each one. Collectively the leaves create the impression of autumn leaves fallen from the trees appearing as though naturally scattered by the wind. The leaves symbolise the past but also hope for the future, as the shape of the sycamore maple leaf has been chosen because it symbolises strength, protection, eternity and clarity.
As well as viewing the installation you will also be able to write your own thoughts or messages to loved ones on a paper leaf or simply write your reflections and prayers at this time.
About the Artist
Peter Walker, is a sculptor and fine artist who has worked professionally for over 20 years in the development of public art, monumental bronze and other materials, fine and installation artwork.
Peter’s work can be found in public and private collections internationally, including at the British Embassy in Dubai, British Embassy in Paris, The Collections of Limburg (Germany), St Chads Cathedral (Canada), Chester Cathedral, Lichfield Cathedral, and University Church in Oxford. Peter also creates large scale installation artworks and Son et Lumiere as the artistic director of Luxmuralis, including at Westminster Abbey (2020) Chatsworth House (2020), Compton Verney (2018), Bodleian Libraries Old Quad (2020), and numerous national cathedrals.
This installation is included with admission to Winchester Cathedral.
Special event ticket price of £5 for evening openings can be purchased on arrival and is available below.