Tatana Kellner
THE GOLDEN RULE
Tatana Kellner THE GOLDEN RULE drawing in sand
The Golden Rule
2015
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This installation was inspired by the Golden Rule, the single greatest, simplest, and most important moral axiom humanity has ever invented, one which reappears in the writings of almost every culture and religion throughout history. Using the text of the Golden Rule from 13 major religions and cultures, these dictums were drawn in white sand on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. Throughout the month of August 2015, as the trail was walked or biked upon, the text slowly dispersed, eventually disappearing, only to re-emerge in a different location on the trail the next day.

Tatana Kellner THE GOLDEN RULE sand drawing
The Golden Rule
2015
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writing Confucianism's golden rule.
Tatana Kellner THE GOLDEN RULE white sand
The Golden Rule
2015
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I hoped to inspire the passers-by to wonder and reflect on compassion and consider its place in our daily lives. This action also served as a metaphor for the unending quest to practice what we preach. It reminds us that the road we have to travel to reach this moral dictum is never ending.
Tatana Kellner THE GOLDEN RULE sand drawing
The Golden Rule
2015
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Tatana Kellner THE GOLDEN RULE sand drawing
The Golden Rule
2015
sand drawing
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Tatana Kellner THE GOLDEN RULE sand drawing
The Golden Rule
2015
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