In the recent spate of protests, and the United States new culture wars, little has been spoken about what will replace the removed symbols of the divide, the over 1000 Confederate monuments now being torn down? What will happen to those empty public parks and places? What new monuments of meaningful value can or will replace them in American life and values.
What are the U.S.’s future values, what can it be committed to as the “Defender of liberty and democratic equality”? How can its ideals be realized now and for the future generation in a positive, humanitarian way?
Faced with endless empty public parks,can unifying and meaning monument be found. One artist Paul-Felix Montez is ready with is proposed “Freedom always, Anti-slavery, Anti-human trafficking monument project” launched January 2017. The public sculpture would stand sixty foot tall in steel and is made up of two chain links rising straight up, with the upper link broken, and pulled apart.
This iconic “Broken chain” sculpture offers both a symbolic break from past and a new future for a Great Nation’s commitment to human rights. Leaving the real question are the people of the United States ready to accept the responsibility even symbolically of standing against these acts of inhumanity, national injustices and global human rights.
Mr Montez’s sculpture certainly asks this, as does his other major, multi-award winning global peace projects. These Peace projects have been presented at the United Nations, winning multi peace awards and vast endorsements of major art critics, celebrities and publications.
Global U.N. endorsed peace project: