The Peace Fountain is a 1985 sculpture and fountain located next to the Cathedral Of Saint John
the Divine in the Morningside Heights section of New York City
by Greg Wyatt, sculptor-in-residence at the Cathedral.The sculpture depicts the struggle of good and evil, as well as a battle between the Archangel Michael and Satan.The sculpture also contains the Sun, the Moon, and several animals.Although it is called a fountain, there is currently no water on the site.
Surrounding the periphery of the sunken plaza in which the fountain sits are plaques, rendered in a style artistically similar to the of the fountain itself, depicting various philosophers, thinkers and artists, most accompanied by a quote by the individual depicted. Despite the Peace Fountain's associating with a Christian (Episcopalian) cathedral, many of the luminaries thus depicted are non-Christian icons, such as Gandhi, Socrates, Einstein and John Lennon.