Many thanks to photographer Agusto Murrillo
for taking the photos on Dream House launch night.
Before it all began, the Dream House was covered in a large sheet. The projector (for projecting the film later in the night) is positioned before it.
The Dream House unveiled.
Explaining the Dream House to those in attendance. Pointing to the heart-shaped foundation stone in the centre, from which the deepest and most wordless prayer emanates ... swirling out and up to be received and answered. The Cosmic Web
, which pulls everything together sits in the centre (like a dream catcher) around the heart stone.
One of the many who wrote their dreams on the coloured squares of paper. N.B. Purple gift bag on ground, containing the coloured squares. The colours were all colours of the rainbow, as well as black, brown, pink and white.
Another one of the many dreamers: my nephew, no doubt about to write down something about getting a new video game.
One of the many who slipped their dreams into the slot at the side of the Dream House. I love the image of someone wearing a tie, coming from a long corporate, city workday, writing down his heartfelt dream and believing in it as it slips into the Light.
I had written the contractor's estimate on large pieces of brown paper and stuck it on the walls of the room in which the Dream House was ... so people could see what materials are required.
With my nephew, as we all watched the film 'Invisible', projected onto the back of the Dream House lamp.
With Katie after the film as we addressed those present. She spoke about the cause (Veronica and her children, their situation, how/why we were moved to build the house for them and what needs to be done) and then there were suggestions and questions from people in the crowd.
After our speech explaining the cause, many people came and gave suggestions, offered assistance, etc. Here Nic's dad gives advice on how to raise money for demolition and backfill (which, the day after the launch, someone offered to do for free). Hooray for generosity.
I will put other photos from the event on Flickr some time later and will let you know.
Labels: window lamps 2008