The Fabric of Peace

Friends Seminary has commissioned artist Derick Melander to create a textile sculpture commemorating this year’s Peace Week theme, “Beyond the Numbers: The Economics of Peace”.

The purpose of the installation is to highlight one thread of our waste consciousness: clothing.

The installation, which went up this week, encourages the average consumer to ask:
What does clothing signify in our culture?
How much of what we own do we actually use?
How much clothing do we really need?
How can we help clothe someone in need?
What are the environmental implications of discarded clothing?

The Friends Seminary community has collected more than 1500 pounds of clothing to create the sculpture. Last week, students, parents, faculty and staff folded and stacked the clothing to create the work, entitled “The Fabric of Peace”.

The installation will be dismantled at the end of February, and all of the collected items will be sent to Haiti for victims of the recent earthquake.

photo: Spencer Jones

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