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Hangin' on a Nail
awaken2sun
Submitted by: awaken2sun | 11:49pm, Aug 12
Culver City CA United States
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My Vision of Peace
This work is part painting part collage made with squares mailed to me from every continent but Antarctica, from non-artists, professional artists and children alike (including one square sent to be by my friends at the TCADP on behalf of the inmate and artist James Allridge who was executed in 2004). This artwork celebrates the spirit of the song that inspired it ("Hangin' on a Nail") by giving everyone's contribution an equal importance. The song calls for us to remember: it's a small world and we're all in this together. This collage, which is the cover of my self-produced and home recorded CD (in collaboration with renowned fiddle player Richard Bowden, founder of Austin's Million Musicians March for Peace) is just one part of this multi-media project and my small contribution toward (hopefully) inspiring love and understanding which creates peace.


Medium
Starting out as a 4 ft by 4 ft acrylic painting on canvas, it was cut into 576 squares then reassembled on another canvas then one by one replaced with 2" squares from around the world. such as drawings, paintings, knitted squares, pieces of wood, mini collages, a lock of hair, photographs, news clippings etc.

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richardbowden     12:24am, Aug 13

richardbowden

Looks great Mo! Glad you found this site. Using Art and artists to inspire our society to care about peace is fantastic. I love it!


rosendo     10:03am, Aug 13

rosendo

Love the artistry that went into this piece. It says alot about how beautiful it can be when people come together and focus on the end result but are mindful of the journey that will ultimately lead us to our final destination ~


matej     10:01am, Aug 18

matej

Sounds like a lot of work... very good!


WolfGomez     8:35am, Aug 19

WolfGomez

WOW!! Thumbs up on your process and concept!


lizb     12:09pm, Sep 01

lizb

Wonderful concept. Beautiful piece.


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