Come See the “Peace For Ukraine” Mural at The Oculus

05/09/2022 in
Come See the “Peace For Ukraine” Mural at The Oculus

As the war in Ukraine rages on, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Board of Commissioners recently installed a 12-by-16-foot mural in an effort to show support. Here’s what they had to say about “Peace for Ukraine” crochet art inside the Oculus: 

“The artwork displayed here on a site sacred to the region, the country and the world for the resilience it embodies — fittingly symbolizes the Port Authority’s solidarity and actions in support of Ukraine during her hour of need.”

The piece was crafted by dozens and dozens of volunteer crocheters, based on a sketch by 16-year-old Artem Varakuta, a Ukrainian refugee currently residing in Poland. “When Russia invaded my country,” he said, “I created this design hoping that peace will come to Ukraine as soon as possible!”

The mural will be on display for the month of May.

photo: WTC

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