December 4th, 2022

All Is Well by Amanda Keeley

Inspired by Buddhist prayer wheels, this cylindrical sculpture is embedded with a text from the Heart Sutra. The spiritual method for those practicing with a meditation wheel is very specific. The practitioner most often spins the wheel clockwise, as the direction in which the mantra is written is that of the sun's movement across the sky. Keeley asks the audience turn the wheel three times to the left to experience the artwork. Not only does this increase the merit earned by the wheel's use, but it is a mind-stabilization technique that trains the mind while the body is in motion. The practitioner can repeat the mantra as often as possible during the wheel's turning, sending positive energy into our universe.