This series of four prayer flags was made by Carol Howard Donati in memory of four departed family members. In Carol's own words...
I made this group of four hand painted prayer flags in honor of some dearly loved and remembered family members. It was a meditative experience. I enjoyed using a different process to create each flag. To underline the family connections between them, I made use of an overall related colour scheme. Each individual flag incorporates a special meaning particular to the person it represents.
(Acrylic paints on cotton, dyed and pleated dryer sheet, embroidery)
I incorporated the cedar bough shapes on my father's because he loved the forest. I also added a piece of fabric from my mother's flag as a testament to his great love for her. (Marbled seta colour paints on cotton, fabric from my mother's flag, embroidery, dyed dryer sheet.
A translucent collage for my eldest brother's flag represents the brevity of his short life. (Translucent paper collage, gel medium)
I celebrate them all. Let their spirits kiss the wind!