Axis Mundi

In the spring of 2002, Susan Brown and Hari Kirin sat in meditation each day for 40 Days in a plot of town-owned land tainted with arsenic. This spot just east of downtown along the river became the focus of their art practice for those six weeks. Previously Susan and Hari kirin had addressed community issues through their paintings and had practiced and taught meditation locally as two separate activities. For this project their meditation, along with site-specific installations constructed with area teens, was their art.

As part of this project the artists hosted workshops for teens by visiting artist Jon Brooks and environmental educator, Keith Badger. The community was invited to join in the meditation and art process. Axis Mundi culminated with indoor and outdoor exhibits at the Wilton Arts Festival.

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