Eagle Prayer Flag Project Blessings in the Breeze
Flying on mountain passes in Tibet, brightly colored prayer flags scatter blessings and good luck messages on the winds. Now the centuries old tradition comes to Eagle with the Eagle Prayer Flag Project arranged by Finer Frames. The project is a public art installation that brings the prayers of the community together and lets the messages spread peace, healing and goodwill.
Purpose | Artists and crafters of all ages are invited to create a unique flag made of fabric that reflects their hopes and dreams. The purpose of the Eagle Prayer Flag Project is to give a visual voice to the prayers of the community. The flags are a living, breathing, kinetic journal of our hopes, dreams and concerns. In this season of hope, we can send out wishes for peace, healing, and harmony on the winds with a simple prayer flag.
The impetus behind this installation is to provide a display place for the community to express their prayers and concerns in a visually engaging way. The Eagle Prayer Flag Project is based on Vivika Hansen DeNegre’s The Prayer Flag Project from 2011. She invited people from around the world to join in making Prayer Flags. Each flag is created in the person’s own style, then hung outside for a while, its words and sentiment dissolving into the wind and being spread to all whom the wind touches. More information can be found http://theprayerflagproject.blogspot.com
Inspiration | Flags can be made on fabric with paint, applique, beads and inkjet printing or any embellishment you wish. They could include quotations from well-known sources, poems, your own blessings and wishes for health, healing and abundance. You could use a piece torn from a discarded sheet, a piece of clothing or an old handkerchief. They can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. All you need is small piece of smooth fabric 8” wide by 10” high. Fold over 1” and sew to make a sleeve for the string. For a tutorial on how to make a prayer flag click here.
Installation | Flags submitted to The Gallery at Finer Frames by January 31, 2013 will be strung together and installed outdoors during February. The Eagle Prayer Flag Project is held in conjunction with a photographic exhibition by Rob Hart documenting his travels through Nepal and around the world. Twenty percent of gallery sales will be donated to the charity Stop Girl Trafficking. Flag artists are also encouraged to donate to their mission of stopping trafficking of young girls in rural Nepal and Tibet.
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Pictures of the installation were featured on The Prayer Flag Project website on February 6, 2013.