The Work I The Ship (at home and overseas)

Victory/Peace - 1995 is an amphitheatre and a memorial celebrating the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two. As a memorial Victory/ Peace spans both geography and time. From here to there, from then to now. Two gateways formed like ships, one outbound, one inbound, structure that experience.

Within the memorial, the phrase At Home and Overseas (ringing the dates 1939), links Canada’s secure boundaries with a dangerous overseas passage during six years of a world at war. Marked sacrifice, the outward bound gate includes both the perils of the merchant marine and of Canadians in the front lines of combat.

Simply marked hope, the inward bound suggests that the sacrifice at home and the return home from overseas might lead to a critical and brighter future.

That future is recognized in the middle medallion by 50 words for peace recognizable in present day Toronto.


The Work
The Ship
(at home and overseas)

Victory/Peace - 1995 is an amphitheatre and a memorial celebrating the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two. As a memorial Victory/ Peace spans both geography and time. From here to there, from then to now. Two gateways formed like ships, one outbound, one inbound, structure that experience.

Within the memorial, the phrase At Home and Overseas (ringing the dates 1939), links Canada’s secure boundaries with a dangerous overseas passage during six years of a world at war. Marked sacrifice, the outward bound gate includes both the perils of the merchant marine and of Canadians in the front lines of combat.

Simply marked hope, the inward bound suggests that the sacrifice at home and the return home from overseas might lead to a critical and brighter future.

That future is recognized in the middle medallion by 50 words for peace recognizable in present day Toronto.

Victory/Peace 1995