Indira Freitas Johnson
PEACE OFFERING. Skokie, IL. October 2020. Messages of peace, written on leaves, launched into the river from the Dammrich Rowing Center.
HAND IN HAND. Chicago, Illinois. August 2020. Series of eight sculptures on permanent display at the Chicago Veterans Center.
TEN THOUSAND RIPPLES. Chicago, Illinois. September 2011. A multi-platform public arts project, undertaken in collaboration with cultural and community organizations from the city of Chicago.
OVERLAPPING CONNECTIONS. Chicago, Illinois. November 2015. Displayed at the 18th Street Cermak Chinatown CTA Station, this clay piece offers passengers a moment of calm and beauty as they continue on their journey.
GROWING CAPABILITIES: Changing the Face of the Golibar Slum. Mumbai, India. 2017.
KING DAY FESTIVAL: LIFT EVERY VOICE. Art Institute of Chicago. 2017.
JOURNEY INTO POSSIBILITIES. Urbana, IL. November 2018. This three-dimensional piece connects the different spaces of Lincoln Hall Advising Center at University of Illinois.
CONVERSATIONS: HERE AND NOW. Evanston, Illinois. October 2008. A Raymond Park Public Art Project of bronze chairs carved with words and symbols from community conversations.
I CAN'T, YES I CAN: DISCOVERING STRENGTH, SHIFTING PERCEPTIONS. Mumbai, India. December 2014.
CREATE, INNOVATE, IGNITE. An Elgin Community Arts Initiative.
NYA DRISHTI. Transforming a Dying Rain Tree into a Living Sculpture in Golibar Slum of India.
WHERE SKY MEETS WATER. Chicago, Illinois. October 2007. A beautiful spectacle that celebrated the harmony and synchronicity between spirit and matter, transforming the Chicago River into a sacred space.
THE RESONANCE OF EMPTINESS. South Korea. 2013.
25TH BOW. While technology has networked the world together, we are interconnected and interdependent at a more visceral, and fundamental level, linked together like trees and earth, sky and clouds, ice and water.
HAND IN HAND. St. Paul, MN. 2009.The Hand in Hand Project is a continuation of the FreeNotFree Community Project, and celebrates and honors everyday actions of love and kindness freely given, freely taken.
COMMUNITY BLESSINGS. Chicagoland area, Illinois. Ongoing, 2010. Rooted in the South Asian folk art tradition where a woman inaugurates the day by painting a rangoli (colored drawing) on the threshold of her home.
CHICAGO TREE PROJECT. Sponsored by Chicago Sculpture International and The Chicago Park District. Summer 2014.
FREENOTFREE. Providence, Rhode Island. Spring 2001. Exhibited at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, it celebrates and honors everyday actions of love and kindness freely taken, freely given.
VOICES OF SHAKTI. Chicago, Illinois. 2001. This exhibit highlighted the issue of domestic violence by testing boundaries of old belief systems, especially ones legitimizing violence against women.
GROWING PEACE. Oregon, Illinois. June 2011. This monumental five acre field sculpture was meant to imprint the earth, inviting observers to become participants in our shared goal for peace.
August - November 2003
This collaborative, interactive project organized around the concept of what do we want, what do we need, and how much is enough?
OUR OWN VISION. Bombay, India. 1993. A collaborative health project working with a group of children who had been touched by leprosy in one form or another.
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