Standing almost 13 ft tall and sending cast origami folded cranes to the heavens, this sculpture represents sending our best wishes and hopes out into the world. Since the children’s book “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes”, the cranes have come to represent peace for many, and in traditional Japanese culture, they represent good wishes and hope for the future. 2012 Art Prize Entry
“Peace” was selected from more than 75 entries in a public art competition created by AMC. The focus of the project was to honor the valuable contributions of Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice to our community and convey the spirit of hope and strength that characterize the organization.
There couldn’t be a more perfect fit in design or story than this looming bronze sculpture, created by Fort Collins artist Lorri Acott. The statue stands over six feet tall and depicts a person standing on tip-toe, reaching skyward to release five paper cranes.
Lorri Acott’s connection to Evergreen began in 2006 when she came to lead a “Women with Wings” workshop. The workshop is designed to bring women of all ages and walks of life together to share their stories and work together to create a powerful work of art that documents their lives. It was a short time later that Mark Anthony King of Stoneheart Gallery in Evergreen discovered Acott-Fowler’s unique sculptures and began carrying them in the gallery.
Lorri speaks at the dedication of her 14′ bronze, “Peace” to the Mount Evans Hospice in Evergreen Colorado. Lorri is thankful to Art for the Mountain Communities for all their hard work and wisdom in selecting the perfect sculpture for the Hospice.