Marty Pottenger • Gandhi Sign Project

Gandhi Sign Project

Gandhi Sign Project

GO TO THE HOMEPAGE

Response to the September eleventh attacks on the United States.

"Today I finished making two long (1' by 30') canvas banners, which now hang from a fence at Union Square. It's a park where Emma Goldman and Abraham Lincoln spoke and where the first U.S. Labor Day parade was held just over 150 years ago. The banner is in two parts. In foot-high letters against a watercolor blue-and-white background in English, Gandhi's

PEACE WILL NOT COME OUT OF A CLASH OF ARMS, BUT OUT OF JUSTICE LIVED.

Below this is the same size blue banner, but blank, with markers and pens hanging at either end for people to write whatever they want to. Next week we will be hanging the same size banner and text in Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Spanish, Farsi and Russian. I "coupled" the signs to try to prevent the Gandhi quote one from being torn down. We'll see. People have a lot to discharge."