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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.
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.
 
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. Touch for map. Located behind the Troy University at the International Arts Center, Frank Ross Stewart Hall, and the Cultural Arts Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Troy AL 36081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Janice Hawkins Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Chancellor's Residence (about 500 feet away, measured in a
The Violata Pax Dove and marker image. Click for full size.
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.
direct line); Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall Of Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bibb Graves Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Troy University (approx. 0.2 miles away); McCall Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cowart Hall (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Cowart Hall (approx. mile 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.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
View of the Violata Pax Dove at the Daniel Foundation of Alabama Plaza. image. Click for full size.
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. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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