Roots and Ties for Peace
Presenting the gift to the United Nations on behalf of his Government, the Foreign Minister of Brazil, Ramiro Saravia Guerreiro, said it symbolized the aspirations of harmony and peace to which the Organization was dedicated. The stainless steel sculpture portrays the artist's concept of her cultural roots in Europe and emotional ties to Brazil and the Americas joining forces to work for peace.
Yolanda d'Augsburg Ulm was born in Rio de Janeiro where she studied painting and sculpture. She obtained her doctorate in Etruscan Art from the University of Rome in 1963, and in 1968 did post-graduate studies on Goya at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando de Madrid. She worked extensively in Florence and Venice and exhibited in Paris, London, Lisbon, and Rome.