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Peace Fountain
The Peace Fountain is a large sculpture by American artist Greg Wyatt that celebrates peace and the triumph of good over evil.

On the Lokashakti Network since:
Monday, 29 November 1999

Year founded: 1985

Location:
111th Street & Amsterdam Avenue
New York, New York
United States

Type of network resource:
  • Public Art

Issues addressed:
  • Peace / Nonviolence

Description

Peace Fountain
The Peace Fountain is a 1985 sculpture and fountain located next to the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in the Morningside Heights section of New York City by Greg Wyatt, sculptor-in-residence at the Cathedral. The sculpture depicts the struggle of good and evil, as well as a battle between the Archangel Michael and Satan. The sculpture also contains the Sun, the Moon, and several animals. Although it is called a fountain, there is currently no water on the site. Surrounding the periphery of the sunken plaza in which the fountain sits are plaques, rendered in a style artistically similar to the of the fountain itself, depicting various philosophers, thinkers and artists, most accompanied by a quote by the individual depicted. Despite the Peace Fountain's associating with a Christian (Episcopalian) cathedral, many of the luminaries thus depicted are non-Christian icons, such as Gandhi, Socrates, Einstein and John Lennon, whose image is accompanied by a quote from the lyrics of his song "Imagine".

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