Tibetian Prayer Flag Inspired Art Installation

Yesterday I enjoyed working with my students to set up their art installation.  The project was inspired by the Tibetan prayer flag tradition.  The students created photographs, drawings and collages that carried a personal message, prayer, hope, or aspiration.  Then they used these designs to create cyanotypes, a 19th century photographic process, on fabric and then used fabric paints and chemical toners to enhance their visual expression.  Conforming with the tradition of the prayer flag, they are left un-hemmed so that they become tattered in the wind and the messages get carried out by the wind to the cosmos.   The installation is by students Krystal Barnard, Lucy Shoemaker, Bridget Barry, Kacy Blais, Brittany Fontaine, Sean McLaughlin, Lindsay Miranda and Erin O'Donnell.