Since Google has put me in the position of needing to have more than one basket of eggs, I am making some art that is not peace poles. Like the mobile below.
Someone who saw it said that it should be accompanied by a voice over of Vincent Price from the movie "The Pit and The Pendulum." So it has been dubbed the Guillotine Mobile. How is that for contrast on a site about peace poles?
The chain of "C" shaped hooks I cut out of half inch steel. The blade is quarter inch steel. I made it during June and July of 2017. It is on display at the Pendleton Art Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, the largest number of artists under one roof anywhere in the world (according to the Guinness Book of Records).
The title of this blog could change someday since understanding it requires reading so much
The story behind the "Peace, Dude" name of this blog is that it was a joke that became a solution. I wrote more about that in the middle of a page on this site called "About the Artist," but briefly, I had expressed my desire to create a peace pole that is more lighthearted. Then, without thinking about that, for a joke, inside of a crate of normal peace poles, I included one that, instead of "May peace prevail on earth," just said "Peace, Dude" in four languages. It made so many people smile that it became the pole that they use to introduce people to peace poles (these are people who order them by the crate full) and now is the name of this blog.
War is in headlines. Read the footnotes.