MAKE PEACE Project has won a couple of awards most notably the World Peace Monuments award for excellence in 2012. This award is for the first Make Peace Sculptures, proposed in stainless steel cut outs of the symbol halves and standing some 30 to 70 feet tall. Modular in form, the sculpture could then be scaled to fit many areas from large public parks to interiors of lobbies and even a private homes. Sadly it joins on the World Peace Monuments website fewer than fifty such peace monuments world wide. In the United States alone, there are over 385,000 war monuments and memorials with less than 200 peace monuments in the entire country. So often national cultures are defined more by war than peace, especially in the public arts, parks and squares shared by generations of people.
WNYC RADIO NEW YORK CITY
Another early award was to be a finalist on the New York City public radio station WNYC. It’s design contest of “Re-Imagine the Peace Sign” was part of it’s series of lectures and programs called END Of WAR, with famous thinkers and writers.
Milton Glaser, of “Push Pin Studios NYC” world famous poster and graphic designer of the 1960′s (The Famous Bob Dylan poster) was the finalists judge. What is truly wonderful about this contest was that there were only finalists, showcasing the vast array of ideas and forms we can see peace in the 21st century with.