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About the Peace Mural…
While Huong’s paintings capture every consequence of war, so does The Peace Mural. It exposes the consequences of war
in all its nakedness—the “collateral damage” also known as human beings. It was imperative that she bring the public into the art itself. It is about their lives too.
This monumental project has multiple themes: peace, war, Voices of Children dead or alive, the Voices of the troops, Mothers in war, the Peace of all Nations, the Flag at War, the Displaced, the Orphaned and the Refugees, the Disabled the Tortured. It is a combined effort. Each participant adds his or her own experience and ideology and, in turn, is also shaped by the dialogue. How they see it and what they bring forth is at the core of contemplating war and “thinking peace.”
Huong has been invited by many people around the country to bring this mural so that people can sign on for peace and make a difference. Just imagine if this mural could travel to every state, have a place to set up and encourage the citizens of our country to write their thoughts and beliefs, and to add their art to that of others. We could have a mural to embrace our country, our mandate for Peace.