Saturday, January 1, 2011

Entering the new year

I looked through a bunch of my old artwork, hoping to find something specifically "New Years"-related, but I only found a few, and I'm pretty sure I've already posted them. So I decided to use this one -- it is a drawing I did in the early 1980's, I believe, when I was involved with a local "Nuclear Freeze" group.

I've always liked the idea here, that of a robot doing the classic "hammering swords into plowshares" thing (based on the Biblical text from the book of Isaiah):

"They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore."

I am not certain if this art was ever used for anything. But I did feel that it is appropriate as we enter a new year with hopes for peace… because that's an essential element for the true path to a "Happy New Year".

Have a great (and peaceful) one, everybody! -- PL


Nana said...

Happy New Year Peter :)
Have a great and healthy 2011 with your family :)

mikeandraph87 said...

Thank you. You too,Peter and your family as well.

FF said...

I know we will have a good and peacful new year, because P.A.R.C. has declaired 2011 year of the turtle. May you have a wonderful new year and a great day from my fam to yours.

Zev said...

This drawing is amazing!

What would I need to do to get permission to use it? Our chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War would love to use it as a screen-print design for T-shirts.