The World of Martin Goldman & Harriet Greene

Sculpting for Peace

“How can you kill people, when it is written in God’s Commandment: ‘Thou shalt not kill’?”  –Tolstoy

“Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.” –The Dalai Lama

“One cannot prepare for war and expect peace.” –Einstein

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All through history there have been brilliant and brave people who understood the true meaning of World PEACE and felt it their sacred duty to speak out against war and for PEACE. I have been drawn to this way of thinking and felt a need to join my voice with them. I truly believe that the path to peace begins with the individual.

Whatever personal form of expression it takes we must extend the concept of PEACE throughout the world, one voice at a time combined with others to form a chain that gathers strength as it surrounds the world. I am a sculptor. That is my form of expression. And the idea of chiseling a statement for PEACE out of  blocks of marble  has been growing in me for years.

It started with my stonecut prints of the Great Native American Chiefs’ speeches and has evolved to the three-dimensional marble stones I am working on now, that say P..E..A..C..E on one side and quotes from some of the world’s greatest advocates of Peace on the other. From Gandhi, Tolstoy, Thomas Merton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to the Dalai Lama, the words are there in stone forever. 5 blocks of Colorado Yule marble; 1’ x 2’ x 4”; approximately 750 lbs.