Flags of Peace, Exhibition
Flags of Peace
From Trapped in Suburbia:
“Flags of Peace is an ongoing project initiated by Trapped in Suburbia to explore this ambiguity further. The project forms a visual dialogue around peace and its indefinite symbolism.
Initially over forty reputable designers and artists, each from a different nation across the globe, were invited to propose a flag design, showing how they believe peace should be portrayed.
The first showcase took place at De Pier, The Hague, over the Just Peace festival, International Day of Peace and Today’s Art.”
Statement about our submission:
“You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.”
— Alan W. Watts
This flag isn’t intended to stand for, or symbolize peace, but instead to inspire it. The symbols of a sun, moon, and ocean are meant to communicate a sense of our place within the greater cosmos. Perhaps with this frame mankind’s differences will seem petty and give way to peace.
Photographs courtesy of Trapped in Suburbia.
Trapped in Suburbia, NL