"Watching a string of Buddhist prayer flags flutter in the wind gave me the idea of creating my own prayer flags," said Hammad. "Tibetan Buddhist monks stamp sacred symbols and prayers to rectangular pieces of cloth to promote peace, compassion, strength and wisdom, and the wind moves through these flags carrying the intent of good will across the universe.”
JoAnn Jones has been arranging plants in locally-made bamboo and calabash pots since the 1970s. The hanging gardens in this exhibit feature local plants in bamboo pots cut in the traditional style of the ancient Taino indigenous people. Jones calls her hanging arrangements Mindful Meditation Gardens because "maintenance becomes a meditation by providing oxygen for deep breathing and encouraging the gardener to pay close attention to the needs of each individual plant," she said.
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