Thoughts on a community art project...
It's called Catching Compassion.
It began April 10, 2016 with a booth at Houston's Compassion Week opening celebration.
It evolved through the collection of compassionate messages and community artwork on 100% recycled, 30% post-consumer waste business card-sized paper.
Participants were invited to "make one or take one" of the cards to inspire and offer compassion.
The cards were woven and tied into a dream catcher to symbolize our web of interconnectedness.
This living project sought to engage people of all ages and backgrounds by continuing to catch and offer compassionate art and wishes. It is part community art installation and part reservoir of compassionate messages.
My hope for this project is that it will cultivate one of the most positive and enjoyable states of the human experience. I know it did for me.
Special thanks to Katherine Smith, Laura Aurealis, John "Salty" Thomason, and Jyl Scott-Reagan for their input on the project.
May all beings know compassion.
"I came here to dance."