All of Vrede's work is about his ideal dream world. Animals play the main role in his creations; a gorilla, hare, penguin, elephant, giraffe and leopard play or dance with each other in the dream worlds. However, the animals are more than a beautiful composition of colors and shapes. Inspired by fairy tales, ancient symbols, legends and mythology, each animal in the works of Peace has its own character or symbolizes a particular thought. For example, the elephant, which is prominent in his oeuvre, is sensible and long-suffering, the hare is resourceful and the monkey often acts as a jester. The spectator is free to determine the symbolic meanings of the other animals.
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