Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoors, the longer days help to make our gardens grow and our flowers blossom. It is time for celebrations and blessings. A great way to bless our surroundings is through the use of prayer flags which are created from fabric and hung by a common cord. There are many types of prayer flags. The blue tones in our flags represent water and are created from cyanotype exposed to the sun using plants and images from the Lynden Sculpture Garden, text representing our concerns for the environment will be added using transparencies and transfer processes. Prayer flags positively change the environment, the same as the art displayed at the Lynden Sculpture Garden.
Creating our installation in the birch grove was inspired by our love for trees and the proximity to the pond. Images reflecting the diversity of life on the property will be printed and drawn onto paper and fabric to be used for the series of prayer flags. Birch twigs will be woven into the paper cord supporting the prayer flags.
15/16 MeetUp #9 Resources-Lynden & Cyanotype