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Plan For World Peace

2002
Clay and found objects
120cm wide


Plan For World Peace was my immediate reaction to the American military build-up against Iraq in the wake of the invasion of Afghanistan. It is a depiction of a map of the United States positioned next to a map of Iraq. The work was exhibited in a show involving recycled materials and the theme of "peace". I was not trying to be sarcastic by making a blatant illustration of aggression, but rather commenting on the American no-peace-without-war foreign policy.