Monday, 12 August 2013
The Art of Peace
Sonia Rentsch is a Melbourne-based Still Life Artist, who graduated from Industrial Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. After successful professional experiences, she has ventured into working alone, following her belief that “there is beauty to be found in everything”, to quote her.
Inevitably Sonia Rentsch’s “Harm Less” series of works immediately reminds us of the Tree of Life sculpture and other works produced in Mozambique, in which real guns used in a civil war were made unusable and dismantled to make works of art meant to celebrate the peace in the meantime achieved.
In short, whether created in Peace or at war, it seems that both initiatives are on the same route and have the same destination, although having departed from very different origins, which, curiously enough, correspond to the West in one case, and to the “Rest” in the other. And this, ultimately, can make you smile when you ponder on such an irony. But then... peace begins with a smile, right?