Originally part of the Cathedral’s New Dawn themed events marking the centenary of the end of World War One, Les Colombes is a timely reminder that the appeal for peace and hope remains as powerful today as it was in 1918.
Les Colombes by multimedia artist Michael Pendry features a flock of around 2,500 white origami doves that ‘fly’ the length of the Cathedral nave. The installation opens to the public on Saturday 12th May 2018.
Les Colombes has been exhibited in Munich, Jerusalem, London, San Francisco and Berlin. At each location Michael Pendry has encouraged community groups and individuals to fold their own doves, which he then includes in future installations.