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Artist(s): Caroline Tavelli-Abar, United States

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Proposal Title: PEACE BEGINS AT HOME, 02/02/2008, Other

Proposal Synopsis: Set up a series of painting booths in local places and international airports. Freely custom paint people's carry-on-luggage with the symbol of peace and two hands, include the idea of light and a human rights candle. Paint until there are as many suit cases carried around the world as there are people who have died in the wars on terror! Start here at home! Take remembering the casualties of war directly to the people themselves, and let each one person carry freely peace around the world! This idea comes because of my mounting rage that I cannot stop paying my taxes and that because of this I am actually paying to kill people half around the world! So a few years ago I created a series of PEACE ACTIONS in my own back yard so that we the people could join together in peace one neighborhood at a time. Then as my fury mounted at my inability to stop war I painted my carry-on-luggage. Each week I traveled the peace bag raised awareness. I dedicate this suitcase to Peace on Earth and to ALL THE PEOPLE have died in war and who continue to suffer the horrors of war.

Artist's Biography: Born 1969 in Switzerland. In 1990 I moved on my own from Europe to the USA to explore my mother's side of the world. I traveled cross-country exploring many landscapes, educating and nurturing my artist self, until eventually I moved to New York City where I attended The New York Studio School of Drawing Painting and Sculpture. After I graduated in 1998 I spent most of my time working in my studio and with private art collectors. Today I live in VT where my studio is, and I continue to travel regularly to New York City.

Artist's Website: http://www.drawingcenter.org/viewingprogram/share_portfolio.cfm?pf=1206

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