||The Healing Touch
The Physicians for Social Responsibility Peace Award
ht: 12"/30 cm
|Scupture curator of the Hermitage Museum, Sergie Androsov, writes:
"Holmes knows how to shape his works in such a distinct way that they express a creative spirit that only a master like Rodin can capture.
The Healing Touch is one example. Of course, the sculptor had Rodin as a starting point, but he interpreted the form in a more elegant and refined way. The fingers of the hands seem to be not only real but animated, and the metamorphosis into birds taking off does not surprise us. If Rodin's Hands of God create a man with his flesh, Holmes' The Healing Touch shows his soul, the invisible but very important part of his personality."
by Physicians for Social Responsibility, an arm of the International
Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, a winner of the Nobel
Peace Prize. As an annual peace award, it has been awarded to champions
of peace around the world.
like good health, is not a luxury to be enjoyed by the righteous few,
but a natural state of being that God intended for us all. We humans
have perpetuated the revered tradition of violence since ancient times,
but I believe violence is an aberration rather than a fulfillment of
human nature. It is a disease. Ironically, perhaps, it is the invention
of nuclear weapons that makes us most keenly aware of this.
President Jimmy Carter receives Physicians for Social Responsibility peace award
The Healing Touch was recently installed in the
Community Medical Center healing garden in
Missoula, Montana for the benefit of recovering cancer patients.