Cities of Peace Illuminated is a suite of monumental gold-leaf paintings that honor the history and culture of world cities that have experienced major conflict and trauma, including Baghdad, Beijing, Hiroshima, Jerusalem, Kabul, Lhasa, Monrovia, New York, Sarajevo, and Yerevan. Transforming anguish into beauty, the work emphasizes understanding as prerequisite to peace, and celebrates the best of the human spirit.
Cities of Peace Illuminated directs world attention to the critical role of cities in sustaining what is creative and hopeful in civilization. Cities of Peace Illuminated reaffirms the role cities play in guarding the cultural heritage of mankind, and producing the cultural achievements of the future. Cities of Peace Illuminated inspires those who view these works of art to act to protect and improve these critical urban centers and all others throughout the world.