UN International Day of Peace, Arts Festival in Linzhou, China

Near the east edge of Manhattan across 1st Avenue from the United Nations, there cries a huge inscription of an ancient prophecy. This quote from the book of Isaiah describes the day of peace this world has been waiting for, for so long… The prophecy illustrates the days when Messiah returns to restore the world back to Eden…

This is my contribution in response to an invitation to participate in the UN “International Day of Peace” Arts Festival in Linzhou, China.

 

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“They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
neither will they train for war any more”

 

Isaiah wall

 

From Genesis and Revelation, the “Tree of Life”.

“Blessed are the peacemakers”
“They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks…”
“…and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations…”

 

“Tree of Life”
oil on canvas

Tree of Life

 

The dove has been an international symbol of hope and peace since the beginning. It has also been a symbol of Gods Spirit. This piece depicts that ancient imagery from Genesis, carrying an olive branch. The branch holds the nine “fruits of the Spirit”: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control.

 

“Spirit of Hope”
oil on canvas

Spirit of Hope

 

 

Watercolor series of musical icons through the years on world peace:

“Imagine”
~The Longing Desire

Imagine

 

“Until That Day”
~The Problem
These lyrics are derived verbatim from a speech given to the UN by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I in 1963.

Until That Day

 

“One Man Come”
~The Solution

One Man Come

 

“One day”
~The Patience…

One Day

 

 

The group of artists.

Artists

 

 

The locals.

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locals

 

sketch book

 

 

The Festival.

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The Exhibit.

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Photo with Warren Chuai, Chairman of the Friends of the United Nations organization

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Certificate of Honor from the mayor and people of Linzhou.

Certificate of Honor

 

Certificate of Honor with work

 

UN reps and artists

UN reps and artists