Peace Wall Ashland Oregon

The Peace Wall in front of the Ashland Public Library

    

In the summer of 2008, Ashland’s Peace Fence was destroyed by vandals. The community grieved its loss, even as we pondered ways to resurrect the Peace Fence in a sturdier and less vulnerable form. The idea of a Peace Wall, comprised of tiles of the Peace Fence panels, was proposed. In March, 2009, the Ashland City Council unanimously approved the Ashland Public Library as the site for this new Peace Wall.  Because we have excellent photos of every Peace Fence panel (over 200 of them), we created ceramic tiles replicating each one.  The tiles were made using a dye sublimation process that results in tiles that are resistant to fading and weather. They were encased in a mosaic background and placed within a metal sculpture in front of the Library.   A dedication celebration was held on International Peace Day, September 21, 2010.

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