Something To Hold Onto Until The Wind Carries Us Away

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During NORTHERN SPARK, a 9 foot archway constructed of steel and chain link fencing will be placed on the grounds of MCAD among other art
projects. Something to Hold Onto, Until the Wind Carries Us Away is a celebration of communities and people coming together. It’s a memorial, an altar, and a community outreach project. It’s a place to put your hopes, dreams and prayers until the wind comes to carry them away and put them out into the world. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come and adorn this sculpture with your own hopes and dreams, using red prayer ties and flags (materials provided) or bring your own offering. This is a place to remember; a place to let go; a place to move on. It is a chance to give a simple offering: cloth, tied together. This project is inspired by the Lakota practice of making prayer ties and flags. This tradition stems from Lakota ritual and ceremony as a way to put prayers or intention statements out into the world. Drawing from this tradition, Something to Hold Onto, Until the Wind Carries Us Away seeks to remind us that we are all connected. We care about the world. We care about one another, no matter what our race, creed or religion might be. We are all related. The purpose of using chain link fencing calls attention to the structures of civilization and our interconnectivity. The twisted metal weaves itself together. Remove one of these links and the fence begins to unravel. Chain link fencing is a common, cheap, building material in our culture. The chain link is nothing special. It’s just something to hold onto for a little while.
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