Although the complete Being Human exhibition has now ended, we are pleased to announce that 'Connection', the giant hands that made up the leading element of the exhibition, will remain at Liverpool Cathedral until Tuesday 4 October.

Being Human: Connection

Connection is situated under the Dulverton bridge. This large-scale sculpture of two hands symbolises our connection to each other. The hands, each measuring two metres high, are the gateway to the series of artworks that make up the Being Human exhibition.

They are inspired by a part of Michelangelo's ‘Creation of Adam’ where God's hand reaches out to meet Adam's finger, Peter based his concept on this classic story but has given it a contemporary twist by using female hands.

You can interpret the sculpture in many ways. You may wish to stand between the hands or snap a photo as you take in the sheer scale and vastness of the space the hands occupy. If you’ve visited the cathedral with another person, you may wish to reach out for their hand, and connect with them.

Peter hopes this sculpture inspires you to reach out to people in your own community.

If you would like to change the colour of the large hands which make up the connection installation, whilst supporting the work of Liverpool Cathedral, you can text Cathedral + the colour of your choosing to 70152. This will provide the Cathedral with a £2 donation, and allow you to change the colour of the lights for a minimum of 30 seconds. We thank you for your generous support.

Colour options are: 

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Cyan
  • Pink
  • Purple