bluemetaldesign

rustic metal peace sign art for gardens and home decor

Massachusetts, United States · 358 Sales

bluemetaldesign

rustic metal peace sign art for gardens and home decor

Massachusetts, United States 358 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(74)

Announcement   Welcome to my Bluemetal Design "Peace Sign Sculpture Project", where I focus on promoting peace through my metal art. At the beginning of the Iraq War I made a peace sign to put at the end of my driveway. It was my way of expressing my hopes for peaceful resolutions to conflicts and my wish for the safety of people impacted by violence throughout the world. Eventually I began selling the sculptures in local stores and now across the country and internationally, through online shops. My goal: to keep spreading the word with my art. Follow this link to read more about my mission: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/bluemetaldesign/about

In addition to the peace sculptures in my shop, I also make home furnishings and other sculptures. I also welcome requests for custom designs, so please feel free to contact me with any questions or ideas.

With all of my art I make great efforts to use materials that are long lasting, recyclable and recycled, re-used or up-cycled whenever possible. Much of my work utilizes cast-off material from local junk yards and area businesses.

For shipping prices outside of the US please contact me for a quote. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Thanks for taking time to explore bluemetal design. Wishing you peace and happiness in the coming New Year.

Enjoy! Susan Hanna - Bluemetal Design - Western Massachusetts - USA

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Last updated on Mar 2, 2016

Welcome to my Bluemetal Design "Peace Sign Sculpture Project", where I focus on promoting peace through my metal art. At the beginning of the Iraq War I made a peace sign to put at the end of my driveway. It was my way of expressing my hopes for peaceful resolutions to conflicts and my wish for the safety of people impacted by violence throughout the world. Eventually I began selling the sculptures in local stores and now across the country and internationally, through online shops. My goal: to keep spreading the word with my art. Follow this link to read more about my mission: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/bluemetaldesign/about

In addition to the peace sculptures in my shop, I also make home furnishings and other sculptures. I also welcome requests for custom designs, so please feel free to contact me with any questions or ideas.

With all of my art I make great efforts to use materials that are long lasting, recyclable and recycled, re-used or up-cycled whenever possible. Much of my work utilizes cast-off material from local junk yards and area businesses.

For shipping prices outside of the US please contact me for a quote. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Thanks for taking time to explore bluemetal design. Wishing you peace and happiness in the coming New Year.

Enjoy! Susan Hanna - Bluemetal Design - Western Massachusetts - USA

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5 out of 5 stars
(74)
debi

debi on Jun 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

appreciate the extra help with this purchase, wonderful reserve piece- looks great- thanks

Robynn Longenbaugh

Robynn Longenbaugh on May 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

No candle on mine - simple and fantastic. It's perfect!!

Rosie T

Rosie T on May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

We love are new peace sign! We are hanging it outdoors on our mountain cabin. Excellent transaction & shop owner. Thank you.

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When I was young I wondered why wars couldn't be solved over a game of chess instead of in battle.

When I was young I wondered why wars couldn't be solved over a game of chess instead of in battle. I didn't understand how a problem, no matter how large, could be solved more effectively by counting body bags, wounded people and prisoners, than by capturing a chess opponent's cherished king.

As an adult I have, with great sadness, lost my naivety regarding the complexities of war, but I must admit that I am still left utterly confused about its advantages. Any situation, that drains us of our humanity, leaving us to carry the burdens of permanent losses, memories and scars even if we were not directly touched by its horrors, could never be deemed as acceptable, could it?

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 became 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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