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The Fig Singing Tree of the Child
awaken2sun
Submitted by: awaken2sun | 7:15pm, Aug 21
Culver City CA United States
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My Vision of Peace
This is image is a detail of a 12' h x 8' wide mural which represents the wish that all children shall flourish on the earth. I designed this as the 17th in a series of murals called "Singing Trees". The fig tree symbolizes peace, as expressed in the old folk song "And everyone 'neath their vine and fig tree, shall leave in peace and unafraid." Over 600 young people, elders and artists contributed a drawing to the mural that expressed a positive wish for children. Children who have survived the sex trade in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand participated, as did Palestinian youth, teenagers in gang-ridden Oakland and Santa Rosa, California and artists from around the world. The child has both white and brown skin to honor the many races of our planet. See http://www.unitythroughcreativity.net/?page_id=649 for more information.


Medium
The background of the universe is acrylic paint on wood. The earth, the tree and the leaves are either paint on acid free paper with colored pencil over it, or just colored pencil on paper. It's glued with acrylic gel medium.

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judith     6:57pm, Sep 03

judith

This is breathtaking! Each time I look at it I see something new....So much detail and depth to both the image and the story behind it.


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