“Woven Voices: Messages from the Heart”~interactive global art project~1000 handwoven prayer flags to be dispersed globally on 9/11/11
My Kickstarter Project is to weave 1000 prayer flags using positive messages gathered from all over the world.
Several hundred of these flags will be hand delivered to Ground Zero and NYC to honor the 10th anniversary on 9/11/11. The rest will be dispersed around the globe to honor the International day of Peace on September 21st.
This Kickstarter project grows out of “Woven Voices: Messages from the Heart”, an interactive global community art project inspired by Tibetan prayer flags and the Buddhist concept of impermanence. I designed this project in the winter of 2007-08 as a six month effort. Here we are in 2011 and "Woven Voices" continues to get local and international attention and support! Read More!
There comes a time in one's life when it is fitting to let go of something or someone. In the spirit of the Buddhist concept of impermanence, that nothing lasts forever, now is the time for me to let go of “Woven Voices: Messages from the Heart”. This Kickstarter project will create a grand and fitting closure for this 3 year global community art project.
This summer my studio will open to the community to help weave 1000 prayer flags using the positive messages that I have gathered.
Like all other messages for this project, these have been read out loud in Market Square Portsmouth, NH to honor and release them to the universe.
When the flags are completed, I will deliver several hundred to Ground Zero and NYC. The rest of the flags will go to designated sites all over the world, including sites suggested by Kickstarter backers. Many of the flags will go to the project backers as part of the rewards program.
Your Kickstarter pledge will go to cover studio overhead/expenses, materials, postage to ship the flags out to the world, and transportation/travel expenses to go to NYC in September.
Please check out my blog about the activities and events of "Woven Voices".Thanks for your support of this inspiring project!
Funding on Kickstarter is all or nothing. If good fortune prevails and we exceed our goal of $4000, these additional funds will help defray costs to ship prayer flags to international locations. Beyond this, funds will support the creation of more prayer flags. It's pretty simple....more money means more prayer flags all over the world!
YES! Until August 15th, I will accept your positive messages written on cloth or paper.
Go to the project blog to get more info and shipping address.
Yes! If you are nearby York Maine, come help weave.
Go to the project blog for contact info.
The 1000 flags will be distributed between Ground Zero and other key identified sites both regional, national and international.
I am open to suggestions from all Kickstarter backers!