bluemetaldesign

rustic metal peace sign art for gardens and home decor

Shutesbury, Massachusetts · 602 Sales

bluemetaldesign

rustic metal peace sign art for gardens and home decor

Shutesbury, Massachusetts 602 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Note from shop owner Welcome to bluemetal design. My shop will be closed until August 1st while I'm on vacation. Feel free to contact me by Etsy convo and I'll get back to you when I return. Thanks for stopping by bluemetal design.

Susan Hanna

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Last updated on Jul 17, 2018

Welcome to bluemetal design. My shop will be closed until August 1st while I'm on vacation. Feel free to contact me by Etsy convo and I'll get back to you when I return. Thanks for stopping by bluemetal design.

Susan Hanna

Susan Hanna

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New peace sign...42 inch diameter with removable legs for shipping! Available in 34 inch diameter too.
In this photo I'm using a cold saw to cut 22" diameter hoops of 1/2" solid steel for my peace sign sculptures. Check my Etsy shop by clicking the Etsy tag on the photo to see my sculptures ranging from 15"-42" in diameter or to request a custom size.
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About

At the start of the Iraq war I combined my art and my message of peace, resulting in the creation of my first peace sign...

When the Iraq War began, I felt helpless and deeply saddened by the tragedies ahead. Many people in the area where I live were displaying yellow ribbons outside their homes to show their support for our troops. I, too, wanted to support our troops, but I found myself struggling to figure out exactly "who" that included.

It started to become clear to me that "my" troops not only consisted of the soldiers putting their lives on the line for my country, but also the men, women and children throughout the world--both military and civilian. “My” troops deserve to live in a peaceful, safe environment where children can learn that there are alternatives to violence. They deserve to live their lives without being exposed to the consequences that result from times of war.

How to accomplish this is certainly not clear to me, but what is clear to me, is that war CANNOT be the answer. So, in 2003, without any solutions, but with strong convictions, I set out to combine my art and my message; resulting in the creation of my first large steel peace sign sculpture, which I placed at the end of my driveway. No, my peace sign wasn't a yellow ribbon, but it was ABSOLUTELY a sign of support for our troops--for “my” troops. It was a sign that meant, “...bring our friends and family members home...no more violence...no more war”. Ever since that time, this is the message that I have put into every peace sign I've made since the very first one that stood at the end of my driveway.

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