This was originally posted May 19, 2015. I thought you’d enjoy seeing it again.
Standing on the bridge, with sunlit tropical foliage all around, the wind kicks up and the flags overhead begin to flutter wildly. It’s at once both exciting and serene. A joyful moment!
This was my experience as I took in an installation of art flags.
They went up a few days ago, on the campus of Florida Tech, in Melbourne, FL. The effect is wonderful! The 20+ flags are suspended from the cross beams of this charming walking bridge. Approaching from the parking lot, you’re greeted with a peaceful message on the east end.
Flags stretch the full length of the bridge.
Many artists chose bright colors, like my own orange ones, below.
Patterns and prints were also popular.
And a few critters.
The whole thing lifts your spirits.
These flags were made and installed in support and celebration of the Southern Accents art quilt exhibit, which just opened in the adjacent building. They were loosely inspired by similar flags found in Tibet. It is thought that the good wishes of each flag come true, as the flags fray and wear. Isn’t that lovely sentiment?
I LOVE these flags! I hope you get to see them.