|Buddha keeps watch over North of Howard|
Through an anonymous tip to Chevanston it was learned that two Buddhas were to be installed yesterday in Rogers Park. One at Triangle Park north of Howard and the other at Charmers Cafe. The installation at Triangle Park took place yesterday at approximately 12:30 - 1:00 pm. Written below is what the sign adjacent to the Buddha says word for word
Ten Thousand Ripples
Spreading Peace Through Chicago's Neighborhoods
"The emerging Buddha sculptures by artist India Freitas Johnson represents for her a symbol of peace and self realization. Placed in unexpected public spaces the sculptures becomes a global symbol of peace and an individual invitation to reflect on the possibility of finding peace in the our lives and in our communities.The Buddha image serves as a visual platform for the Ten Thousand Ripples (TTR) project, a collaborative public and civic engagement initiative created in partnership with ten diverse neighborhoods, dozens of community partners and artists throughout the Chicago area. The Rogers Park neighborhood is one of the hosts of this initiative. Throughout the winter and spring months we will be engaging community residents in artistic creations that address their personal meaning of PEACE. The TTR image is just one of many peace symbols (like a white dove or an olive branch) that is born out of a global venture of faith traditions. This image is based on the historical figure of Buddha whose teachings are followed by millions of people around the world. For more information on these installations and schedule of related events please visit www.Tenthousandripples.com"
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