The Tree of Life created by Lorenzo Quinn, was unveiled in front of 3,500 people in October 2005 as part of a remembrance service in St Martin’s Church for servicemen who lost their lives during the Second World War and victims of the blitz in Birmingham. The sculpture was donated to the city by Halcyon Gallery in association with Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham Air Raids Remembrance Association.
Lorenzo Quinn explained, ‘The sculpture is called the Tree of Life because it was thanks to these people that many here today owe their own lives. It is also a symbol, the outstretched hands representing a search for a better future.’
Lorenzo Quinn, Tree of Life
St Martin’s Church, Birmingham, West Midlands