The Big Hope


 


The Big Hope
was an inter-generational, community-based artwork. It involved a group of elders from Liverpool and a group of young international visitors who had gathered in the city for ‘The Big Hope’, a multi-faith youth congress. Together they made over three hundred paper flowers and ten thousand paper petals, which were used in processional and interventional events during the opening and closing ceremonies of the congress in the two cathedrals. The flower motif was chosen by the participants as a universal symbol of peace and welcome.