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A
Peace Chain
for
a peace chain reaction!

Over 23 years
I have made
558,869
pieces.

Practice kindness and it will grow.
The more you share it the bigger it gets.

We are connected.
Everything is connected.
Every PEACE is the whole PEACE.

YOU ARE WORLD PEACE.

 

It is 'A Peace Chain' for a peace chain reaction!

I want to use art to bring awareness to the present moment. My work 'A Peace Chain' symbolically connects its participants and promotes the idea that each individual seeking their own inner peace contributes to world peace.

On April 23, 1991, a little after lunch, the idea came to me: “I’ll make a peace chain and I’ll make it the rest of my life!”. Starting with scraps of clay, I have personally made and distributed over 500,000 individual pieces. They have been spotted around the world with sightings on every continent including Antarctica!

A Peace Chain consists of pendants and larger pieces with words for ‘peace’ in different languages on each piece. Made of ceramic and laser cut wood, the pieces vary in size and shape and color. Always evolving and changing, I like to call my shapes vegetables from the garden of my imagination. It is my way of saying "peace" with my art .

It is my intention to create a public art work supported by its participants. This project is funded by the donations received in exchange for the individual pieces and through an affordable set price for mail order. Not limited by commerce, I ‘gift’ many pieces. It is a planetary installation that demonstrates and grows from generosity.

I am grateful for the joy experienced connecting to individuals. I love to see participants expand the concept by creating their own experience of the work. It is a way of finding peace, piece by piece.

With art I seek to confirm and express that everything is connected.  World peace will not work for anybody until it works for everybody.  I use my art to bring attention to our common humanity, our shared planet and this mysterious universe we sustain with every breath. We are connected with art!

Peace All Ways!

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Check out the interview with Joe in Works and Conversations!

 

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