ARC of peace
“Arc of Peace” reaches out her arms and releases an arc of bronze origami folded cranes, representing peace and the fulfillment of hope, out into the world. She reminds us that peace is not necessarily the absence of war or something we need to fight for. Instead, it is something that can be created with our intentions and sent out into the world through our actions and interactions with each other and ourselves. Her long legs, as in all my work, inspire us to rise above life’s challenges, as her large feet remind us to stay grounded.
“Arc of Peace” has won four major awards.
In 2008 it was selected from 75 entries to be placed at Mount Evans Hospice. Other more solemn submissions were made, but they wanted a sculpture that would inspire and uplift people.
In 2012, it was selected by the Grand Rapids ACLU as “Art to change the world”. This is an excerpt of what the Judges said: ”The theme for this year’s exhibit, ‘Art to Change the World: Confronting Oppression, Embracing the Human Spirit”, is expressed forcefully and beautifully by Lorri Acott’s sculpture, “Arc of Peace”.
In 2015 “Arc of Peace ” was selected as a finalist in the competition by the “world citizen artists organization”, an international group recognizing art that makes a difference in the world.
In 2015 “Arc of Peace” was selected from an elite group of artists proposing to have their sculptures placed on the main street in Little Rock Arkansas. A few months after installation I received an unexpected from Gwen Crownover, the Editor of the Arkansas business news: ” I really, really love that sculpture! I park in that parking deck every workday, and I keep taking pictures of it. And I’m not really artsy at all, but for some reason, I just feel better when I see it.”
Peace is something that can be created with our intentions and sent out into the world through our actions and interactions with each other.