Buddha statues appearing in Chicago neighborhoods

The Ten Thousand Ripples Project (TRP), a collaborative public art¬†initiative, is now showing a collection of fiberglass Buddha statues made by artist¬†Indira Johnson in ten Chicago-area neighborhoods, with community members choosing the locations for the statues. The idea behind the project is that, as Indira Johnson puts it, “art can stimulate a discussion about peace, about violence, race, poverty, and social justice.” For more on this interesting project, please visit its website, as well as Johnson’s site. Click through to watch a video of Johnson explaining the project.

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(Photo via indirajohnson.com)