Monday’s Monument: Bury the Hatchet, San Antonio, TX

Monday’s Monument: Bury the Hatchet, San Antonio, TX

This engraved stone is embedded in the pavement in front of the Bexar County Court House in Main Plaza / Plaza de las Islas. It says: Captain Toribio de Urrutia and Fray Santa Ana now determined to do their best to establish a permanent and lasting peace with the...
Monday’s Monument: Healing Hands, Ennis, Ireland

Monday’s Monument: Healing Hands, Ennis, Ireland

The limestone sculpture of two humans hands by Shane Gilmore were placed on the grounds of Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in May, 2008. The hands were dedicated to several concepts as shown on the plaques below the sculpture:  Hands sculptured by Shane Gilmore Hands...
Monday’s Monument: Handspan, Wanganui, New Zealand

Monday’s Monument: Handspan, Wanganui, New Zealand

Handspan is a large work of art, almost 20 meters in diameter, which rises in a double spiraled pathway to a height of about 3 meters with walls on each side, covered with some 4,000 terracotta hand casts made from hand prints of community members of all ages (from 3...
Monday’s Monument: Hand of Peace, Walnut Creek, California

Monday’s Monument: Hand of Peace, Walnut Creek, California

“Hand of Peace” by Benjamin Bufano, is made of copper, mosaic and stained glass. The 30-foot-tall open-hand figure has stained glass around the fingers and a mural in the middle of the palm featuring a group of children. Above them, an inscription reads, “The children...