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Sharron Ansell's avatar Sharron Ansell

Peace is an eight foot high, seven foot wide, three dimensional, interactive sculpture. This sculpture was created from five Steelcase chairs made in Michigan between 1930 and 1950. It is created to include the ArtPrize public in its design. One of the original seats contains the interactive instructions. Sharpie pens will be available for signing the name of each individual's personal peace hero. The five chairs used to create Peace were given to me by my youngest son. Something stopped me from selling them at my garage sales or dismantling them for scrap metal. I had thoughts that these chairs represented something bigger, a purpose. They spoke to my heart and I knew I would re-purpose them to create a sculpture for peace, making our journey to ArtPrize together. As Peace developed, my family and friends began to notice that it took the shape of a cross. I stated that I just balanced and welded the chairs as the Spirit moved me. This piece for peace is what it is; it did come together for a purpose and contains a recognized symbol for the One who can give peace that surpasses all understanding. Peace is to remind us to stop, be still, and find inner peace. Hopefully it will encourage us all to be involved in the support of global peace and to honor those who have given their all: whether in service to our country, or service to their families. We all have our own personal peace heroes. May you Always Walk in Peace.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 1 1/2 Feet
  • Medium: Steel Sculpture
  • Width: 6 3/4 Feet
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 8 Feet