Song of Another Voice                                                

Song of Another Voice, bronze, 12 inches

Song of Another Voice, received on behalf of Norwegian  prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, presented by Pat  Schroeder.

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The Peace Links Peace Award

Artist's statement

“Something there is that does not love a wall”, Robert Frost tells us. Much as we cling to our walls we humans carry a deep longing for connection. I suspect it is to this that we owe the fact that humans are social creatures. We are not built to be alone. The soul is delighted by connection and there is hardly a more severe injury to it than isolation from others. Some profound subconscious need is fulfilled through relationship.

Every time I make a connection with another, even through so small a gesture as eye contact with the grocery clerk, I can feel the joyful leaping in some hidden subterranean chamber of my soul. Some victory has been won or trouble soothed. Whenever I witness a random act of kindness, heal a rift, find a new friend–– I hear again that faint song. The spirit I wish to find is the one that delights in producing nothing but pure joyfulness

The first award was presented by Hillary Clinton to Roalyn Carter

First Winner
Tipper Gore, Rosalyn Carter, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer

When Peace Links, a U.S.-based women's peace organization, awarded former First Lady Rosalyn Carter their annual Eleanor Roosevelt Living World Award, it wasn't a plaque or a paperweight that Hilary Rodham Clinton handed the Georgia gentlewoman. It was a metal sculpture of a leaping figure, a sylph -- a burst of energy captured mid-moment. Entitled Song of Another Voice, the sculpture symbolizes the moment an idea takes form, the unleashed energy of an inspiration, the moment that hope is set free in a frozen world.

Peace Links has given copies of Tim Holmes's Song of Another Voice as its most prestigious award "honoring prominent women who make significant contributions to the global perspective on peace, justice and the survival of the planet." That year, the recipient was Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway & chair of the World

Commission on Environment and Development. Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space (in 1963), received it in 1990 and Loret Ruppe, our ambassador to Norway, in 1991.


Peace Links Eleanor Roosevelt Living World Award has been awarded to:

  •     Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norwegian Prime Minister, 1989
  •     Valentina Tereshkova, first woman cosmonaut, 1990
  •     Loret Ruppe, US ambassador to Norway, 1991
  •     Rosalyn Carter, peace activist and wife of U.S. President Jimmy Carter

Timeless art for troubled times

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