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Freedom Song
awaken2sun
Submitted by: awaken2sun | 4:30pm, Aug 20
Culver City CA United States
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My Vision of Peace
Nelson Mandel's story is one triumphant one. His life long commitment to peace and reconciliation and racial equality is the concept behind this painting. I used the colors of the South African flag for the background and the birds to represent his life mission of peace. Attached to the smaller birds leg is an Adinkra symbol of Ghanaian origin called Nkonsonkonson meaning chained link, a symbol of unity and human relations. This world would be a much better place if we all operated harmoniously and without conflict.


Medium
Mixed media. Acrylic, house paint and paper

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awaken2sun     7:04pm, Aug 20

awaken2sun

If there is one person alive outside of the Dalai Lama that represents Peace, that person has to be Nelson Mandela. Thanks for sharing.


rosendo     8:49pm, Aug 20

rosendo

Beautifully composed~

We need iconic figures like Mandela, who are devoted to peace and lead with compassion and dignity~


jwhiteburton     2:51pm, Aug 21

jwhiteburton

I really like your work and your vision. Thank you for sharing it with us.


poorgood     9:42am, Aug 26

poorgood

of course. nelson. can't believe nobody else has thought of this one.


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