Soldiers of Peace
Most people seem to know about the First Emperor’s army of thousands of Terra Cotta Warriors but what about an army of peace? Last weekend, while touring around a few art exhibitions during Culture Days, Johanna came across the exhibition Les Soldates de la Paix, or Soldiers of Peace.
Facing towards the Sun
Thousands of people have made their own soldier of peace already at workshops held by Claude Desjardins.
Les Soldates de la Paix Exhibition
These 1,300 some soldiers were displayed in Montreal during the weekend of Culture Days.
International Scultpure Project
The plan for the army of peace is to have thousands of people from every continent create a soldier of peace. Claude Desjardins hopes that there will eventually be at least one permanent exhibit of soldiers in each continent.
Holding an Intention
When you create a soldier of peace, you write a "war" you are fighting within yourself on a piece of paper that goes inside your soldier to shed light on your struggle. In the cooking stages, that paper will burn and darkness will become light.
The Feminine Essence
" Eventhough we talk about a Female Soldier Army, this refers to the Female Essence which is present in everyone," says Claude Desjardins, "Men, Children, Women can become a Female Soldier of Peace and doing so, they will honor their female essence within themselves, contributing to create the counter balance of the energies on earth. "
This is the soldier that I made. It's not that easy when you have a big lump of clay in front of you and zero experience. But it's fun anyway!