Cajun Prayer Flags

Gilbert and artist/collaborator Babette Beaullieu ushered in the 2012 hurricane season with a new hybrid of Cajun Prayer Flags fluttering with deeply textured imagery of Cajun Mardi Gras costumes in Acadiana. This meditative shrine/installation re-purposes the back yard of The Front St. Claude Arts District gallery and its chain link fence. Paper and pen are provided as an interactive component for passersby, encouraging them to join in by offering their personal wishes or prayers and tying them to the fence amidst its dead, clinging vines. This ritual and these devotional offerings are borrowed and blended traditions from Tibetan, Japanese, and Cajun cultures.

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