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Monday, April 29, 2013

Public Art Treasure Hunt for Buddha Heads in Evanston Continues

Friday night we took a long, full-moon stroll around Evanston, enjoying the lovely spring weather all the while keeping an eye out for one of Indira Johnson's Buddha heads. After walking for more than 20 minutes, we found one - right at the base of the arch at the Northwestern campus entrance on Sheridan Ave. (Thank you Jeff Sachs, trusty reader, for pointing us in the right direction!)

Have you found any? According to Johnson there will be nine installed in Evanston when the project is done and we've only found four so far! We will post images of all nine as we discover them!

Click here to see more photos from the Public Art Treasure Hunt for Indira Johnson's Buddha Heads

Visit to learn more about this very cool public art project.

Ten Thousand Ripples (TTR) is a collaborative public art, civic engagement and peace project. It uses art as a catalyst to foster dialogue about peace and non-violence and create innovative solutions to address contemporary social issues. Through TTR, artists, neighborhood leaders, and residents are at the heart of community-driven planning and public involvement efforts. At the center of TTR are 100 fiberglass and resin Buddha sculptures designed by Indira Johnson and installed in sites in 10 Chicago area neighborhoods. The locations are chosen by stakeholders in each community who are also planning and implementing related artistic programming.


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