Monday, July 20, 2009

Peace is every step

I have mentioned before how I enjoy working with some particular quotes. This is another one which I like to use and can play over and over again in different formats. It is a quote by the Buddhist monk, scholar and poet Thich Nhat Hanh, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 by Dr Martin Luther King. He lives a philosophy of mindfulness and walking meditation, encouraging us to consider a peaceful way of being in the world with each step that we take.

I have used the quote recently in a book I made for a collaborative exhibition in Japan. It was part of a sculptural piece that provided spaces for both Japanese and Australian artists to display their works.

I also used the quote in small 'book-ets' I made for an exhibition here. I called them "peace in your pocket". They were small pages, cut and folded so that you could always carry peace with you. The good news is that all of them sold, so a few folk now carry peace in their pockets..


  1. I love the idea of "peace in your pocket" and I am enjoying your website. Thanks for posting it on Cybercribes.

    Your book structures look wonderful.

    From a damp Oregon coast, USA.

  2. Thanks Christine - it's a nice thought to carry with you I think. It is also a lovely little fold, which lets you play and interact with it.



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