- -- The brown weave is surrounded by a blue mat as a symbol of isolation in the Caribbean. The natural weave and shells are a representation of the flora and fauna of Haiti.
-- The background is cracked to symbolize the current earthquake as well as a historical statement *1
-- The Peace Stone is the Universal Symbol of Living Peace a representation of the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM).
-- The Peace Stone Colors are Blue and White - the United Nations colors - symbolizing the UN workers who died in the line of duty.
-- White Dove is the symbol of WCPM.
-- The Dove’s ‘Heart of Gold’ is a symbol of the generosity of all the people of the world helping out in this crisis.
At the core of the heart and artwork is a colorful gem inscribed with a map of the Haitian area.
~ Haitian Iceality ~
"The ARK in Berea has made the Greater Cleveland Area is the home of the Environmental Art Movement. And Environmental Arts has been recognized as the indigenous art form North East Ohio.
ICEAlity inspires architecture for ALL Living Things and can be called a Cleveland Artists Foundation. ART AID has the ability to actually help make a difference in the situation in Haiti and I just can not using this sustainable initiative to help make a difference in the future of the country. I would also have my artwork 'Haitian Iceality' made a memorial for 101 employess of the United Nations 2* who were killed eight weeks ago in the Haiti earthquake, the largest one-day toll in the organization’s history." Said David Jakupca, American Cultural Ambassador.
*2 - United Nations in Haiti:
United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
UN News Centre - News Focus: Haiti Earthquake
1987 to 2007- Twenty Years of Community Service
"ICEALITY - assisting in the understanding of the relationship between Humans and
their Environment through the Arts to promote a sustainable Culture of Peace"
International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)
P. O. Box 81496
Cleveland, Ohio 44181 USA