book aluminum leaf on wood, pigment, watercolor on paper, vases, flowers, crystals; altar with roses: 48x67x84″

“My first Altar of Peace is silver leafed and painted with figures from the surviving Aras Pacis in Rome. I laid 200 dried rose bouquets before it. Each bouquet symbolizes a loss. Even before the Parkland massacre, I vowed subsequent Altars would have bouquets equal to current number of mass shooting victims in the USA.”

ARTIST BIO: Cynthia M. Kukla is a studio artist whose works are in collections in the United States and Europe. Her artwork is exhibited on four continents. She is a member of the Watercolor Honor Society of America and served on their national board. She writes about art for the online art journal Aeqai.