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A Peace Project

96x96 inches (h x w x d)

"A Peace Project is a large-scale installation consisting of 8 large rice paper weavings suspending from the gallery ceiling and a floor component constructed with white Jasmine rice. Computer generated texts and hand written calligraphy of over 30 different world languages are interwoven into these weavings constructed with rice paper, ink, charcoal and pastel. Each word refers to qualities essential to fostering peace and human dignity: compassion, kindness, respect, understanding, patience, tolerance, gentleness and forgiveness. This installation is intended to be a point of departure. The artist hopes that viewers find here a quiet place to explore their own personal quests for peace, inside their hearts and in the world beyond.

In addition to the large rice paper weaving installation, there is a public interactive component to this work. Viewers are encouraged to express their visions of peace by writing them onto strips of paper and then weaving them into a large panel. A new piece of artwork is in the making during the entire exhibition period."
-- Text from Amy Loewan's Website

A Peace Project
A Peace Project
Source: Slide
Artist Amy Loewan in front of 2 works from installation.
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