Monday, July 24, 2006

In Any Language: PEACE


This is maple wooden flooring created by artist Ann Hamilton with raised text which imitates typeface. It covers 7,200 square feet of the first floor reception, check out and literacy areas near the entrance to the Central Seattle Library. It is quite striking and got me to thinking of how many ways we could write "peace."
c. 2006 Seattle Daily Photo

9 comments:

Jane said...

Kapayapaan is the Filipino word for peace. And there are about 170 variations for PEACE in this country. :) have a nice day!

Sarah said...

How ever many ways there are to write it, it doesn't seem like enough sometimes.

Anyway, beautiful photo. I visited the library this spring, and apparently missed this. :(

Jazzy said...

How great.

Lisi said...

very meaningful shot, the languages are different but the meaningful is universal

kjola said...

hi Kim
it's great that you visited my new Katowice Photo Blog :)

I'll definitely often have a virtual tour of Seattle via your blog

see ya

John said...

Love it! Wood work gets you back in touch with nature, and the enscription looks fanatastic.

anne said...

Wow thanks for sharing this! We really need to be reminded of Peace especially today with all the war and violence around.

Frederik De Wachter said...

beautiful artwork. I didn't know her. Is she family of the artist Hamilton Finlay? Her works actually is quite similar.

Neorelix said...

A fan of this too - love the angle, the shades and the 'picture being worth a thousand words' connection.