Installation: In Detail
background 10’x4’ painting depicts all that is natural in the world
birds, flowers, animals; they have no borders and they move freely
from one country to another. The only item in the painting that is
manmade is a bright red barbed wire. All the other colours are soft
and peaceful, blues, greens and yellows. The pigeon (in the center)
symbolizes the ideals of peace and harmony among citizens, always
living together with other residents as friends or neighbors. The
custom commissioned painting is done by the award winning artist
of Peace’: The heads
symbolize our original true nature, the same nature as that of ALL human beings. All children are born natural
and pure with only thoughts of love. The heads also symbolize Wisdom
and Compassion which are complementary as we need both.
heads are in one line, the central figure symbolizes all of humanity
as we all have an “inner peaceful soul”. In a war or conflict we
think we are killing each other but in the end for each person that
dies, a bit has been taken from each one of us.
heads stand on the right hand side. The first is wearing a cowboy
hat depicting the American, next to him is the Arab wearing the
traditional white headdress the Ghutra with an Ogal and next to him
is a Israelis with a traditional Yamaka.
further heads stand on the left hand side. The first is wearing a
Nehru cap depicting the Indian, next to him the Chinese wearing his
traditional hat and then the African with their traditional head
dress. The hats are symbolic but any country can be represented.
The words 'War or Peace' inscribed in 36 major languages of the
world. The inscriptions are attached herewith.
glass panel: The words 'The Choice is Yours' inscribed in 36
major languages of the world. The inscriptions are attached herewith.
Soft and peaceful serenades performed by the sitar maestro Pandit Ravi
Shankar – recipient of “Founding
Ambassador For Global Amity Award” on 15 May 2006 "In
recognition of a lifetime of profound and enduring achievement that
richly resonates within our world's cultural heritage and instills
greater harmony and goodwill among all people shaping our global
The candles symbolize wisdom and brightness illuminating the darkness
of ignorance- a single lit candle can illuminate a room that has been
dark for a thousand years. The candle also represents the act of
giving as it gives of itself so that others may see. The scent
symbolizes purity, simplicity, humility, strength and divine hope. The
two center lotus candles inspire humanity to excel to new heights.
7) Footballs: It may be possible to solve more of the World's
problems through teamwork, as on the sports field, rather than with
armies on a battlefield.
The first page of the book has a copy of the letter sent to the world
leaders the balance is for signatures of children & citizens –
pledging their support.
World Peace 2014 - 2040 Art Installation Progression
Barbed Wire: Every 4 years twelve percent of the red barbed wire will be removed
until there is no trace in the year 2040.
Pigeon: There is a figure of a pigeon and every four years, twelve percent of it will be painted white so that it eventually turns into a dove by the year 2040.