Monday, June 25, 2012

For The Olympic Truce

I was recently invited to a group called the Olympic Truce started by Don Mc Burney -Director, A Ray of Hope - UNESCO Youth Ambassador for the Culture of Peace. It promotes the United Nations call for the traditional age-old truce to be observed during this summer’s Olympics in London, urging warring parties around the world to lay down their arms as the Games’ ancient Greek founders did some 2,700 years ago.

The group offers a unique platform to showcase our personal art interpreting the portrayal of peace. I have decided to submit two pieces to this platform. Both represent the flight of birds, which to me is a compelling image of peace and freedom.

The first one is my tribute to the Mumbai massacre, done in pen and acrylic. Here the flight of the birds represents our ability to rise above the anguish and bloodshed unleashed by a terror attack. Read more about this here.

The second one represents the graceful flight of the gulls above a serene sea, their large wings flapping rhythmically. This one is glass painting on a bottle. For the entire artwork, see here.

Hope you all like these different portrayals of peace.

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