Portfolio > Prayer Flags

Wood block print on paper
Wood block print, chin collé
8" x 10"
2015
Wood block print with chin collé
Wood block, chin collé
8" x 10"
2015
Wood block print with stencil over chin collé
Wood block, stencil, chin collé
8" x 10"
2015
Wood block with stencil and collage
Wood block, stencil, collage
8" x 10"
2015
Wood block print and collaged linoleum print
Wood block, lino block, collage
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print and stencil on paper
Wood block and stencil
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print and linoleum print with stencil on paper
Wood block, stencil, lino print
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print and stencil on paper
Wood block, stencil
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print and stencil on paper
Wood block, stencil
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print and stencils on paper
Wood block, stencils
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print and stencil on paper
Wood block, stencils
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print and chin collé on paper
Wood block, chin collé
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print and stencil on paper
Wood block, stencil
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print on paper
Wood block
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print and stencils on paper
Wood block, stencils
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print on paper
Wood block
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print on paper
Wood block
8" x 10"
2015
Wood block print on paper
Wood block
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print on paper
Wood block
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print on paper
Wood block
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print and chin collé on paper
Wood block, chin collé
8" x 10"
2015
Wood block and chin collé print on paper
Wood block, chin collé
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print and chin collé on paper
Wood block, chin collé
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print and chin collé on paper
Wood block, chin collé
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print and chin collé with linoleum print
Wood block, chin collé, lino print
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print on paper
Wood block, chin collé
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print and linoleum prints on paper
Wood block, lino blocks
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print and chin collé on paper
wood block, chin collé
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print and chin collé on paper
Wood block, chin collé
8" x 10"
2015
wood block print and chin collé with linoleum print on paper
Wood block, chin collé, lino print
8" x 10"
2015

These prints were inspired by Tibetan prayer flags. I have learned that while the most intricate Tibetan prayer flags are the condensed form of hundreds of pages of religious text, the simplest act of hanging a string of them, no matter who you are or your level of understanding, is believed to confer blessings on you and all who are touched by the wind that touches the flags. Conceptually, the intent of my prints is the same: filled with devotion to the small acts of creating them, my hope is that you don’t have to do anything other than be in their presence to benefit.

Traditionally, prayer flags are arranged in a certain progression of colors, which are symbolic of cardinal directions, Buddhist principles of mind, and the elements. My prayer flags are sequenced in this color progression: blue, white, red, green, yellow. There are seven complete sets, but they also stand alone as individual works. One is a moment, five together are a story.