The Peace Piece Favorite 



Apr 1 2003


New York NY

The Peace Piece was conceived by artist Adelle Lutz as a reaction to the declaration of the American war with Iraq in the Spring of 2003. Lutz combined her talents as a costume designer and artist to create a project that would remind the Americna public that the majority of war victims suffering in Iraq were women and children. The project consisted of women walking through various public spaces in NYC wearing burkas with signs stating UN statistics, such as “23 million people live in Iraq. Half are children” and “90% of war casualties are civilians." The project proved to be successful because it was not only reflective but also encouraged dialogue about the war.

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