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No. 13 Coming Together in Peace

Design: Steve Sadvary, Pittsburgh, PA

Stained glass, 2019

Patterns of all types, whether they be geometric, floral, waves, swirls or whatever, must adhere to laws of conformity and repetition. All types of human cultures, races, religions, countries and states can be viewed as patterns conforming to laws, traditions, and beliefs. What this piece of artwork is trying to achieve is to bring together four different patterns in a comfortable way. Having the patterns, “Coming together in Peace” was a slight challenge for the artist, but in the end it proved to be an exercise in compromise, empathy and civility. If we could all bend more at the edges-consider the possibilities.