Indire Johnson, Difference-Maker

Have you seen Indira Johnson’s sculptures around Chicago?  “They appear when you least expect it: 300-pound sculpted heads of the Buddha, emerging from sidewalks, under the L tracks, and amid parks and gardens in some of Chicago‘s most densely populated and violence-plagued neighborhoods.

The public art project, titled “Ten Thousand Ripples,” is meant to be a “catalyst” for encouraging conversations about peace in areas of Chicago that need it the most, says Indira Johnson, the Chicago-area artist who designed the heads. They number around 38 now, she says, but that number will grow to 100 by late spring.”

READ MORE about this unique peace project on The Christian Science Monitor’s website.

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