What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love and Understanding


This is a sculpture I’ve wanted to make for over 20 years. With the division between people in the U.S.A., the worst I’ve seen in my lifetime, I figured this is as good a time as any.

In my favorite version of Nick Lowe’s song What’s so funny ’bout peace, love and understanding he says:

“As I walk this wicked world  searching for light in the darkness of insanity, I ask myself is all hope lost, Is there only pain, hatred and misery, And each time I feel like this inside there’s one thing I want to know.

What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding, What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding

And as I walk on through troubled times, My spirit gets so down hearted sometimes, Sometimes so where are the strong, And who are the trusting, And where is harmony sweet harmony, Cause each time I feel it slipping away, It just makes me want to cry

What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding, What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding

We must have peace more peace, then love, if just for the children of a new generation.”

Overall dimensions  10′ x 5′ x 18″

What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love And Understanding is currently a part of  Sculpture Walk Springfield.  It will be on display at the NW corner of Boonville Ave. & Olive St. in Springfield, MO until Spring 2023.