Reflections on a Peaceful Community

This art installation was part of the John Hay “Our Community” artist-in-residence project.  The timing of the event, however, lent a reflective tone to the festivities, as the day before, our neighborhood had been terrorized by a mass shooting at Cafe Racer, a small coffee shop in the Ravenna neighborhood in North Seattle.

I couldn’t help but reflect on the beauty of these children’s wishes for a peaceful community, written in the many languages spoken by families at the school, as the community grieved for the victims and their families.