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Little men, big protest

6 May, 2009
Little Man protest; War and Peace. Location Viaduct Harbour, Auckland City

Little Man protest; War and Peace. Location Viaduct Harbour, Auckland City

The world art collective (founded by Shahriar AZ ) returns with a new project which uses the power of inspirational words, while also making us all think about how we perceive public protests. Far more than just a political statement, this is universal art, combining the scope of Internet collaboration (through Facebook and Twitter) while adding some humour to public art sculptures:

Little man protest is about creating miniature style art in public spaces. In this instance they are tiny protesters commenting on the quote, “When a thought of War comes, oppose it by a stronger thought of Peace.” I used a quote of personal reflection with the aim of transforming daily thoughts of negativity into positive thoughts of social action and dialogue. The scale of the artwork has a humour element to it since they are tiny little red men. People viewing it may or may not take it seriously. But the message the artwork conveys with the quote is very real and that message is Peace…

So there you have it, a message of peace is coming to your streets via a peculiar medium, if you have your own ideas for phrases for these pieces feel free to message them to the WA Collectives’ Twitter or Facebook.

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