Sunday, September 30, 2012

Kids’ Guernica at Seiryo Junior High School in Japan

September 29, 2012
A Kids’ Guernica peace painting was completed by the ninth grade students of Seiryo Junior High School in Kyoto, Japan and it was exhibited in their school festival on September 25. The main theme of the school festival was “Bonds”. 31 students of the ninth grades expressed their wish to create bonds across borders for a peaceful world through this Kids’ Guernica painting. The blue sky of the painting indicates “beyond borders”, the bridge of rainbow shows “connecting peoples’ hearts” and the smile of children symbolizes “peace.” In July, they made a basic concept of this painting and worked very hard to complete it during summer holidays. Each student’s individual vivid expression can be seen in the different styles of drawing a variety of faces and clothes.