PEACE. A work in progress.

Walking through the studio on Christmas day, deep snow and everything frozen outside.  A sudden beam of bright sunlight lit up this piece that I have been adding to over the last few months. I knew at that moment that I must use this image to usher in the new year.  The work is words of peace in many languages repeatedly woven through this quote by Adlai E. Stevenson.

We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to its security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.

I post it here on the last day of 2010 in the hope that mankind will collectively see the light, and that we and our children will at last see a world where war, suffering, torture, famine, disease, pollution, usury, and all the other ills of the present day will become just another distant blot in the history books. Let us hope we can prove that another of Mr Stevenson’s thoughts is unfounded :-

Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it.

Gill and I wish you all a Happy, Peaceful and Inspirational New Year, and pray  that you are able to find that  ” Peace which passeth all understanding “.

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7 responses to “PEACE. A work in progress.

  1. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you, Bill. And, a Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. ~Janee

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  2. Wish you peaceful n joyous 2011.
    This is beautiful work reflecting peace .

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  3. Many thanks Janee.
    Wishing you more successes in 2011.

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  4. Thanks Preeti.
    Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  5. “Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it.”

    Beautiful. Almost as beautiful as the calligraphy. Is this finished yet; I would love to see it in its entirity.

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    • Many thanks.
      No it is not finished as yet. Heheh will it ever be finished? How long is a piece of string?
      There is a pic on one of my Facebook albums, taken at an earlier stage, which should give an idea of scale.
      BTW I have been enjoying your blog. I used to live/work in Hemingford Grey, not far from your part of the world.
      Cheers.

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  6. Hey, thanks Bill. I will be working on some large scale asemic writing a little later on this year – I am being a little ambitious, but what is life about if you you don’t keep aiming a little higher?

    Love the image on Facebook – can’t wait to see where this one ends…

    Christopher

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