These are bold graphic works in black and white. At the bottom of the composition, hands–some black and some white–reach upward toward Japanese characters which spell the word PEACE. The characters are framed by white rays like sun beams.

Peace Prints

  • Paul Miller
ArtistPaul Miller (aka DJ Spooky)
Year2019
Dimensions(left and right) 48 x 36 inches (30.5 cm x 22.9 cm)
MediumInk jet printed on cotton-bonded architectural vellum
CreditCourtesy of the artist.

Miller made these graphic conceptual works in a style inspired by propaganda but intended for very different political ends. They were produced in collaboration with the Peace Institute as part of a multi-media concert Miller staged on the grounds of preserved ruins in Nagasaki. This project is an extension of his earlier work, Peace Symphony: 8 Stories, honoring eight Hibakusha (被爆者, Atomic bomb survivors).

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