Float a lotus

Butterworth, W and Scott, L (2015) Float a lotus. In: Chelsea Fringe, London, UK, 16 May - 7 June 2015.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Butterworth, W and Scott, L
Abstract: 'Float a Lotus' is a participatory event, hosted by Chelsea Fringe 2015, that is part of the Gardens of Consciousness series (see www.gardensofconsciousness.com). The project recognises the role of the lotus flower in various faiths, as a symbol of enlightenment, healing and spiritual transcendence. Participants are invited to download an image of the flower (in red, blue, white or gold; each with a particular quality), attach to it a written hope, thought or prayer, then place it in water at a chosen public site. Locations range from the Diana Memorial Fountain to local taverns. These mini-installations act as 'tirtha' or shallow crossings for those that come across them, acting as sites for meditation and elevation of consciousness. Visit http://www.gardensofconsciousness.com/floatalotus/ for more information.
Date: 16 May 2015
Event Location: London, UK
Keywords: Gardens of Consciousness, Float a Lotus, Chelsea Fringe, Participatory art, Shallow Crossing, Tirtha, Hinduism, Buddism
Divisions: Bath School of Design
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Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2015 09:59
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2023 10:22
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