Dove (Billingham, Andrew McKeown, 2005)

Photos courtesy of David Thompson

Created for Billingham Peace Garden (and sited near the war memorial), Andrew McKeown’s Peace Dove was commissioned by Stockton Council. It depicts a dove holding an olive branch (a design specified by the council) lying flat on a pre-supplied plinth.

The sculpture is accompanied by a plaque. On it is a quote (the opening lines in fact) from American writer Max Ehrmann’s prose poem Desiderata, written for his daughter:

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.’

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