Monday’s Monument: Peace Wall, Ashland, Oregon

Monday’s Monument: Peace Wall, Ashland, Oregon

In 2007, in the midst of the Iraq War, artist and antiwar activist Jean Bakewell was frustrated and wanted to do something. As she walked along the railroad chain link fence behind A Street, an idea came: Invite artists and friends to make peace banners to hang on the...
Monday’s Monument: Violata Pax, Montgomery, Alabama

Monday’s Monument: Violata Pax, Montgomery, Alabama

The Violata Pax (Wounded Peace) Dove symbolizes beauty and peace, sorrow and tragedy. Where you stand determines what you see. The sculpture was originally commissioned as part of a post-earthquake renovation project for the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in...