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Troy in Pike County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Violata Pax Dove

 
 
Violata Pax Dove Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 16, 2017
1. Violata Pax Dove Marker
Inscription.  The Violata Pax (Wounded Peace) Dove symbolizes beauty and peace, sorrow and tragedy. Where you stand determines what you see.

The sculpture was originally commissioned as part of a post-earthquake renovation project for the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Italy, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The dove is a symbol of peace and life everlasting. In Violata Pax, the dove also illustrates the shattering of peace on September 11, 2001.

Bronze on an iron base, 2006
Nall (1949—— )
A gift from the artist

 
Erected 2016 by the artist, Fred “Nall” Hollis.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical date for this entry is September 11, 2001.
 
Location. 31° 48.044′ N, 85° 57.591′ W. Marker is in Troy, Alabama, in Pike County. Marker can be reached from Luther Drive north of University Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Located behind the Troy University at the International Arts Center, Frank Ross Stewart Hall, and the Cultural Arts Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Troy AL 36081, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Janice Hawkins Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Rushing Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chancellor's Residence (about 500 feet away); Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall Of Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bibb Graves Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Robert Lewis Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Troy University (approx. 0.2 miles away); McCall Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
More about this marker. Originally built by Troy native and artist, Fred “Nall” Hollis, in 2006 and placed here in 2016.
 
The Violata Pax Dove and marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 16, 2017
2. The Violata Pax Dove and marker
Note the left side reveals the "sorrow and tragedy" in the face and foot.
View of the Violata Pax Dove at the Daniel Foundation of Alabama Plaza. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 16, 2017
3. View of the Violata Pax Dove at the Daniel Foundation of Alabama Plaza.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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