Tuesday, February 19, 2008

(Some) Dream House photos from launch night

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.



Anonymous Chookooloonks said...

Beautiful, Elspeth. Really stunning.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Andreamuse said...

I am rendered breathless by it. Wow. What a wonderful thing and a wonderful cause! Just gorgeous!

11:44 AM  
Anonymous girlwithawindow said...

really excellent spec...i love the house and the swirls....and the heart shaped rock which left its cousins in a river somewhere to have the starring role in your window....

1:47 PM  
Blogger Hebe said...

Spec, I am stunned! it loks amazing an beautiful. What a wonderful piece of art, energy and love!

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spec, you are truly amazing! Sorry I missed the launch, but hope I will get an opportunity to do something for the Dream House.


7:41 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Simply beautiful - the piece and the idea. I know the dream house will happen. I want to help.

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's beautiful, and beautiful on so many dimensions.

8:25 PM  

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