Friday, January 27, 2017

Two Roses for Peace

Do you know what happened during the Falkland War? If you don’t, you’re not alone.
 Though the war occurred in 1982, it was so brief and so remote that some not involved in the conflict have forgotten it happened at all. But not the people whose lives were affected and not metalsmith Juan Carlos Pallarols. As the Associated Press reports, the Argentinian craftsman is commemorating the war by turning its left-behind weapons into roses for families of those who died.

Pallarols, a pacifist, melts down everything from ammunition to aircraft in his studio for his “Two Roses for Peace” project.
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