"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace"
For my art project I intended to illustrate forgiveness and surrender, by looking at how different culture see it. Like for example the red figure represents Japan and their surrendering, so it was important that they would be painted bowing lower as that is what is appropriate in their culture. I then looked at Christianity and some of their symbolic figures like the dove meaning peace and the crown of thrones for the bombing the japan people had suffered.
For the History portion I wrote a piece explaining, what if Japan hadn't surrendered to America? Focusing on different scenarios gathered through research.
For english I wrote two poems, a haiku and a sonnet, retelling both perspectives of an American and a Japanese during the time of the Hiroshima Bombing.
Hiroshima Bombing - Haiku
From the sky it came on a hazy, august day the flowers seemed heavy.
Loud noise then silent, a smothering heatwave passed through once modest homes.
A bright star falling, like a mysterious blur hitting the ground hard.
Debris filled their eyes no walls were left to shelter, humble lives once there.
Nothing left to ease the painful deception now in Hiroshima.
Hiroshima Bombing - Sonnet
The waves pull the ship like a puppet Rocking the odds of survival for all. The blood stained waters convict the culprit Of a senseless murder, fearful overall
Items and belongings falling slowly To the colorful, thriving ocean floor, An attack to a peaceful mother nature Creatures scatter, flee, and some encaptured.
As if a swarm of sharks swooped in Hiding, waiting moving like a breeze Quiet, calming never miss a wave Hoping to snatch their next prey.
Leaders thrive in control but fear power Like a boat sailing through the currents.