Walking with the Dalai Lama
Sometimes in life, the missing piece is the missing peace.
Missing Peace: Artists & the Dalai Lama" was sponsored by the
Committee of 100 for Tibet and the Dalai Lama Foundation, traveling
throughout 2007. More than 88 contemporary artists from around the
world offered works inspired by the the Dalai Lama. Artists included
Chuck Close, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Tenzing Rigdol, Jenny Holzer,
and Richard Gere.
Each piece aimed to chart the artists'
personal journey toward peace. As the Dalai Lama said of the project,
"I am convinced that if more of us could spend a few minutes every day
trying to develop a sense of inner peace, eventually it would become
part of our lives; then everything we do will contribute to peace in
(Evolution into a Manifestation, by Chase Bailey, 2005. Oil on linen 59 x 53 inches.)
Photos and text from "The Missing Peace: Artists and the Dalai Lama," Courtesy of the Rubin Museum of Art.