One million stars

Something of hope for the last day of the year.

And I do not necessarily mean the one million stars and fireworks that will light up the skies all over the world today (at the time this post is published some of the world, like Kiribati Isles will have already welcomed the new year) but some other stars.

“1 Million Stars to End Violence” is a project by a Samoan-born Melbournian artist Maryann Talia Pau who decided to use her passion to inspire others to help end violence in the community. The project started in September 2012 “as a personal response to the rape and murder of Brunswick woman, Jill Meagher.” On her FB page the artists says: “In 2013 the million stars project continues as a symbol of light and courage to stand up against violence in our communities.”

Her latest work is on display at the Big Design Market in Melbourne, Australia. The community project uses the 8-pointed star as a symbol of compassion and courage to put an end to all forms of violence. Everyone can get involved by weaving the stars on the basis of tutorials available at the website and build their own star and add to the work: the goal is to reach 1 million.

For the entire background story, the tutorial and news please check the project’s website.

And here are some photos from the latest work. Astonishing!

 

 

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