Ten Thousand Ripples". This public art project involved installing 100 statues of a partial Buddha heads in 10 Chicago neighborhoods as a response to street violence. Since last November, the 300-pound emerging Buddhas began suddenly appeared as if rising out of the ground. While some believe the best strategy to preventing neighborhood violence is more police; this project responded to violence by creating art. Since 2008, Alpha & Omega Project for Contemporary Religious Arts member have been voting about the influence of Religious Art in the United States, and awarding the ALPHA OMEGA PRIZE.
|Pedro Angel Alvarez, 4, checks out the emerging Buddha sculpture|
outside Amor de Dios United Methodist Church in the Little Village neighborhood