Friday, November 16, 2012
Ten Thousand Ripples Come To Uptown
The artist, Chicagoan Indira Johnson, says: "A powerful and profound need exists within each of us to know that peace is possible in spite of the violence that surrounds us. Ten Thousand Ripples is a reminder of that need. It invokes the image of an emerging Buddha as a widely held symbol of peace, inviting people to think about how they can find peace in their own lives and in their communities."
Hao Lan salon (1059 W Argyle).
Keep an eye out, they're everywhere! Nine other communities are having similar Buddha outbreaks, including Albany Park, Pilsen, Rogers Park, and South Chicago this fall. Next spring we'll be joined by Auburn Gresham, Back of the Yards, Evanston, Little Village, and North Lawndale. The project culminates with a July 2013 exhibit at the Loyola University Museum of Art.
Ten Thousand Ripples isn't just public art. Expect to see participatory activities, like a community bike ride of Buddhas, and art projects based around them. If you'd like to follow the Ten Thousand Ripples project, you can visit the website or follow them on Facebook.