Metta (loving kindness) Chairs: Site Specific Work of Art

Amelia Hutchison | Artist in Residence June 16-17 | Talk: Sunday, June 18 @ 1:00 PM 

Amelia Hutchison is a community artist and yoga teacher from Victoria, Canada. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. In her artwork she focuses on forgiveness and mindfulness. 


From June 16-17, Amelia will be in residence at Meditation Summer. In response to this year's theme of forgiveness and reconciliation, she will create a piece of durational, meditative artwork. 


In meditation, a chair is the soft space in which we find freedom from suffering. A chair is the place we go to uncover personal transformation and calm. In restorative practice, our chairs face one another. They engage for conversations about harm and healing. In both mindfulness and forgiveness, chairs set the scene for peacemaking. 


Amelia will embroider a set of chairs imbued with the compassionate power of Metta (loving kindness) meditation. The process of embroidery is, in itself, an act of meditation. During her stay, she will sit in silence while stitching the mantra of Metta in the fabric of two chairs. 

See more of her work at

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