The Monument to Peace is Child’s representation of the well-known verse from Isaiah: ” . . . and they shall beat their swords into plow-shares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Friends of Gilgal Garden restored the monument’s alternating iron spears and pruning hooks. In addition, FOGG refurbished the plow and replaced the swords which had been missing for many years.
Hortense Child’s audio interpretation of The Monument to Peace sculpture