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2002 2d winner
Ruth Bowler
First Prize, Category: 2 Dimensional
Mixed media

Artist Statement -

When I think of peace, I am unconsciously drawn to a distinct space. I call this space overlap. It is the moment after we realize each other's differences and the moment before we decide what to do with them. In this fluid, negotiable space, the possibility of peace exists.

2002 3d winner
"First Stone"
Marilee Schumann
First Prize, Category: 3 Dimensional
Rice paper, stone

Artist Statement -

Perhaps stone was the first weapon to be used by humans. Even now stones are thrown at soldiers and police in Northern Ireland and in Palestine. Stones are still thrown to punish and kill women in some countries.

If the stone is the first weapon, let us bury the stone in layers of meaning and pages of words, in art and poetry, in all the wrappings and trappings of human culture, until stones are no longer weapons, but the subject and the object of works of art, the material of building and of rebuilding what has been destroyed.