Peace, Silver Stars is about a moment of grace, a gesture of acknowledgement of all that has gone before. The arm is outstretched, open palmed, a symbol of hope and peace at the unknown which lies ahead.
At Inauguration the President represents everyone in America. Used by 43 presidents before him, this gesture is a sign of acceptance and an image of inclusion.
The pale blue layer evokes light and The Colour of Water. The additional silver stars play with dualistic concepts of night and day, dreams and hopes. This work in the refers back to the first work in the cycle, Light.