Painted Peace Poles
Artist Stephanie Burgess creates these colorful messages of peace, love and hope in her studio in Bellingham Washington. She started doing woodwork during a home renovation project. When she first saw a "Peace Pole" she was inspired. These custom works of art were like modern day totems and often told a story about the life and family that ordered them. Eventually, she opted to do poles with inspiring messages of love, hope, family and peace. “One of my biggest inspirations as an artist came from the words and messages delivered by John Lennon, 'imagine all the people living a life of peace…..' The concept of ‘Art poles for the garden” had begun.