History Solar Peace Sculpture
“In November 2006 I was on a train returning from Paris with my daughter Emma watching massive amounts of new cars go by on a transport train, reading Time Magazine about the anniversary of the Peace Sign and of course all the news about the mess of the war in Iraq. Everything came together in my mind for this concept. And so the SOLAR PEACE SCULPTURE was born.”
The Solar Peace Sculpture has been an on going 4 year journey to date. It has touched so many people from all over the world. It has a magical force and it was so fortunate that ART.FAIR 21 permitted to be built at the last minute in Cologne Germany in October. We elected to construct only a 6 meter version to get it past quickly thru the city Engineering office.
We have presented the Solar Peace Sculpture in many cities:
(You could read this list from the bottom for chronological order.)
The 6 Meter Sculpture is moved to University of Saarland, where Dr. Antonio Krüger from the Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI) GmbH and university students will work on the interactive base of the SPS thru fall of 2011.
A 6-meter version of The Solar Peace Sculpture is erected for ART.FAIR 21 in Köln Germany. It was constructed and built within three weeks after the okay from the ART.FAIR 21 was there.
The Solar Peace Sculpture was invited to Earthday Networks Washington DC – for negotiations to place the sculpture on the National Lawn Washington DC. The National Parks requested the SPS be resubmitted for Earthday 2011.
The SPS two meter model was invited to COP15 meetings, Fox Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Nordgruppen and the City of Copenhagen offered a site next to the metro station called DR-Byen, just next to the National Broadcasting/Danish television. The SPS is without source funding for this location at this time.
The German Development Institute sponsored George to give a presentation of the SPS in Bonn Germany.
The SPS was sponsored by an NGO to the UNFCCC pre COP15 Meetings in Bonn, Germany.
The University of Saarland, University Congress offered university land at the north end of campus for the SPS. The SPS is source funding for the location at this time.
New York City Solar One site was approved by the city at 23rd and FDR Drive NYC. Consequently the land soil test failed engineering weight requirements. The SPS is reviewing other possible New York City / Brooklyn sites at this time.