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In Honor Of ... by luthien27 In Honor Of ... by luthien27
The concept of Peace is never as simple as it sounds. For before any sort of communion or peace is achieved, most of the time sacrifices of some sort would have already been made. “In Honor of” was created to remind us of such sacrifices, and to remember those who have fallen so that others/we may live in Peace.

When I first began making this piece, I knew I wanted a sort of shrine so that I may immortalize “Peace”. I proceeded to search for an old Treaty of Peace on the net and found one which dated back to 1783. Then somehow I had to find a way to highlight the word ‘Peace’ on the treaty. I chose to frame it through an old key mounted on a clay tablet. The heart symbol has always called out to me, but in this case, it screamed to be included.

The elements came together quite naturally and when the piece was finally completed, I did not expect the overwhelming poignancy that hit me. What begin as a shrine to immortalize “Peace”, suddenly looks to me, more and more like a memorial. Even the shape of the key reminded me of a cross.

On a lighter note, it never fails to amaze me how the artwork can take a life of its own in the midst of the process, turning the artist into a mere doer of its fancy.

* This piece was created in conjunction to World Peace Day, 21st Sept 2012
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:iconangeloflight0925:
Angeloflight0925 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:peace:
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:iconluthien27:
luthien27 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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:iconcapitanarecondita:
CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional
wonderful :)
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:iconluthien27:
luthien27 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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:iconcapitanarecondita:
CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional
you're welcome!
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:iconlunawind:
LunaWind Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank You!
Thank you for taking the time to Create with Peace!
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:iconluthien27:
luthien27 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
it was a pleasure!
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