The Peacework Project
The Peacework Project is a public art project created as a series of five postcards that have been mailed to individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, politicians, and world leaders. The postcard is a common object that can be circulated and seen by many, yet at the same time is personal. Like the ubiquitous travel postcard with its simple greeting, these postcards are meant as a gift. However, the gift’s message challenges the recipients to decipher its meaning and relevance to their own lives.
The postcards are diptychs that juxtapose images of traditional women’s art with photographic images of water in nature. Visual connections are made between patterns in both water and textiles. Imperative statements printed on the images encourage conceptual connections. Together all five postcards are intended to inspire the receiver to reflect on the elements that create and sustain peaceful living.
Thank you to all those who contributed to the Peacework Project.
Series of 5 postcards, sent over the course of 2 weeks
Richmond Art Gallery, 2004