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Peace In Metropolis II
awaken2sun
Submitted by: awaken2sun | 6:02pm, Aug 16
Culver City CA United States
6 Comments


My Vision of Peace
After 9/11 I folded 1000 origami cranes between September
and the end of December. I encouraged friends to do the
same. I was hoping that quietly and collectively we could avert the wars which followed. Borrowing from a Japanese tradition, the crane represents hope and, in more recent times, peace. These are some of the cranes
flying through a background of geometric shapes representing skyscrapers and stained glass. "Metropolis"
is every large city on the planet.


Medium
The background is painted on heavy watercolor paper
using acrylic ink with a silver metallic glaze. The origami cranes are folded out of architectural drafting
vellum and lightly spattered with silver.

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awaken2sun     9:06pm, Aug 16

awaken2sun

I love this and your belief that quietly and collectively you could avert the wars that followed. Who knows what would have happened had people like you not put so much peaceful energy into the world?

Thanks for sharing and for joining us.


rosendo     9:38pm, Aug 16

rosendo

Wondrous to behold~

What a beautiful sentiment. After the towers went down I wore a black armband with the word Humanity across it. I viewed the cowardly act as an attack on humanity not on America or her beliefs. It's sad to imagine that some people believe killing other people is a righteous act and by doing so they will be rewarded for it.

The image you posted is firm in it's representation of peace and the stained glass imagery you depict is powerful and inspiring~


rscoach     10:50pm, Sep 03

rscoach

Mazel Tov, Judith - beautful - I love the story of the 100 cranes - very inspirational - can't wait to see it in person in the show - Reva


susanjoy     7:20pm, Sep 30

susanjoy

Your piece was my absolute favorite at the Peace Project exhibit in Los Angeles...stunning!


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