Pity of War, a national memorial to those affected by war, is coming to Sheffield Cathedral during the Armistice period.
This sculptural memorial artwork will be an international memorial to innocent civilians who died or suffered in war or as a consequence of war or conflict. 'Pity of War' will stand for untold millions, nameless and voiceless, who are not and will not be individually remembered.
'Pity of War' is by sculptor Peter Walker, an internationally renowned sculptor and artist. Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, and Artist in Residence at Lichfield Cathedral for the next five years.
The 'Pity of War' monument has strong meaning for Peter, due to remembering his Grandfather who survived World War II. After being conscripted to the Battle of Arnhem he suffered trauma and never spoke of the things he saw, friends he lost and tragedies he responded to and dealt with whilst raising a family and continuing to work, trying to live a normal life on his return. The sculpture is therefore a dedication to all those who survived war and continued to live despite difficulties.