Hamlin Park Goddess Installation Project cancelled

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Artist Leah Liebow has cancelled her plans to ceremonially arrange 1,000 crocheted white doilies on the forest floor in Hamlin Park.

If you have mailed doilies or donations to the artist for the project she will return them to you ASAP.

It is unclear if the Shoreline Parks department was aware of the planned installation.

The Hamlin Park Goddess Installation Project as originally planned:
In August of 2010, 1000+ crocheted doilies, created by women all over the world, will be installed on the forest floor in Hamlin Park in Shoreline, WA, as a way to recognize and celebrate women’s power and wisdom.

The Hamlin Park Goddess Installation Project is a social project that reconnects the Community of Women across the globe with one another, with the Earth, and with the Archetypal Feminine, through the actions of crocheting, of telling and retelling women’s stories, of reconnecting to the earth, and of ultimately installing 1000+ white crocheted doilies on the forest floor and performing a reading of women’s names inside of this installation.

In this Project, the repetitive movement of crocheting becomes a performance. This performance connects with the idea of cognitive memory - the memory of the rhythm or vibration of the universe of which we are an intricate part. All of the women involved in this project will perform this inherent vibration. The very act of crocheting will link them with all women throughout time, with the earth, and with the entire universe. The crocheted pieces themselves will become a map to this connection.


Anonymous,  May 31, 2010 at 7:37 PM  

This project was discussed at the parks board meeting on January 28, 2010 under the Public Art Update, staff recommended that "Leah Libow be allowed to use Hamlin Park for her Goddess Project for up to seven days in August or September 2010."

This project was discussed twice at the parks board meetings. What is unclear about it? Shoreline city staff not only knew about it, but recommended to the parks board that they approve it. Go consult the parks board materials.

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