Radical Joy Revealed
July 16, 2014

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RadJoy Take-Out Box Bird
Take-out box Bird, World Trade Center
Koval Grippo's take-out box bird for the World Trade Center, 2014 Global Earth Exchange. Photo by Koval Grippo
It doesn't take a lot of sophisticated or expensive materials to make a RadJoy Bird for a wounded place.

For the Global Earth Exchange on June 21 artist Koval Grippo made time for what she called "a special prayer day" at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. To make her RadJoy Bird, she writes, "I found a rectangular take-out box that was not dirty inside and two feathers in the park nearby." Her bird rises with as much noble architecture in its form as that expressed in the new World Trade building in the background.

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On June 21 people around the world went to wounded places, shared their stories of what the places mean to them, spent time getting to know the places as they are now, and made a simple act of beauty there. To see the photos of the 5th annual Global Earth Exchange, visit our website. To read the stories click on the little "pins" on our world map.
Radical Joy for Hard Times is a global community dedicated to finding and making beauty in wounded places. Reconnecting with these places, sharing our stories of loss and despair, and making acts of beauty there, we transform the land, reconnect people and the places that nourish them, and empower ourselves to make a difference in the way we live on Earth.
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