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Imagine
awaken2sun
Submitted by: awaken2sun | 4:03pm, Jul 19
Culver City CA United States
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My Vision of Peace
ohn Lennon Wall, Prague
After John Lennonís assassination in 1980 mourners in (then) Czechoslovakia painted images of Lennon and words of love and condolence on a large inner-city wall in Prague.

The communist authorities had the wall painted over. Undaunted, the fans put up new poems and art, and thus a tradition began.

No longer painted over by authorities, the John Lennon wall is a massive artwork in progress, continually being painted over and over and densely layered with words of love and peace from individuals all over the world.

Power to the people, right on!


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Photograph

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awaken2sun     4:23pm, Jul 19

awaken2sun

John...this and the story behind it are amazing and so timely. As you may have read, we are planning to send two Art Ambassadors over to work with war victims in Sierra Leone and this got us thinking about the possibility of engaging citizens in creating a Peace Wall over there.

Thanks for jumping on board with us at the perfect time...and hope to see you around more often.


theredhead     12:11pm, Jul 20

theredhead

I love this, John, because if you returned to photograph it, it would be different, changed.


theroadhome     9:04am, Jul 23

theroadhome

Awesome! Like a living piece on 'peace'. The idea that it gets added to and painted on with layer upon layer is fantastic.


johndouglas     7:48pm, Jul 23

johndouglas

Thank you all for the kind words - more peace! more art!


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