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Prayer Flag Project

Jeane Vogel's avatar Jeane Vogel

The Prayer Flag Project is a social practice, durational art project, which is intended to address intolerance, hate & fear-mongering. The project is in 2 parts: portraits of people from all over the world, and prayer flags to carry messages of peace and harmony around the world. To date, the project contains more than 85 portraits and 100 inscribed prayer flags from people from England, Ireland, India, China, Namibia, Israel, Algeria, Mexico, Canada, the United States and Cuba. The series is intended to capture to breadth of understanding among people, and promote understanding and tolerance. The flags are muslin are hand-torn, dyed, and silk-screened with identifying marks. The flags use the traditional colors of Tibetan prayer flags: blue, red, green, white, and yellow. The flags are exhibited in multiples of 7: five inscribed flags in hanging in the traditional Tibetan order of blue, white, red, yellow, green. A portrait flag hangs at each side of the five inscribed flags.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1'
  • Medium: Mixed Media: photography, print-making, fiber,
  • Width: varies, from 8-32ft
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: varies, from 1' - 5'