The White Doves (2021)
The dove of peace is one of the central motifs in Michael Pendry's work. Hand-folded by people from all over the world, he arranged thousands into "Les Colombes," an installation that enchanted more than 500,000 people in Munich, London, Jerusalem, Salisbury, San Francisco and New York. In 2020, the mixed-media artist had his pigeons molded in Nymphenburg porcelain for the first time for a project in the United States. Since then, a total of 470 birds have been spreading his Art-For-Peace message in the foyer of the Marathon Oil Tower in Houston Texas. For Pendry, the evolution from paper to porcelain and the resulting artist's edition "The White Doves" is a logical step in the evolution of his creative work. And the white porcelain dove? Is a design object and at the same time part of a globally successful Art for Peace project. By the way, "Les Colombes" are currently guests at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. At the right time, but unfortunately without an audience. If you still want to take a look at Pendry's impressive installation, just click on cathedral.org.