This flag is an invitation to communicate

08/09/2014 8:45 AM by


This is 21. Union Market, Church Hill, Richmond, Virginia from the Words in Wait project by Amanda Stephen:

I started the Words In Wait project as a practice in writing and documenting my experiences and thoughts. However, it is also a social experiment of sorts. As someone who creates visual art and writes, I have long been in search of a way to make my writing as visible as my art…to present my words as if they were a painting on the wall.

By leaving my letters in public, I am encouraging people to consume them without thinking, much like one might consume a painting quickly and casually as they walk by it. In this way, I’m hoping to engage people and begin a meaningful dialogue. The times that I write are the times that I feel most connected to that “something greater” that might exist within. Writing is the only way that I know to pray and so this writing has been put on prayer flags in an effort to send these prayers out into the universe.




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