Manchester Buddhist Centre: Interior
Window Project

Manchester Buddhist Centre, UK

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of
yesterday, and our present thoughts build
our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation
of our mind.”

– The Dhammapada

In 2016 and 2017 I worked on a design for an
interior window at the Manchester Buddhist
Centre. This work is now a permanent part of
the architecture of the building.
Produced using vinyl lettering, referencing
shop displays, and the language of commerce
in nearby Manchester City Centre, this
text is taken from a classic Buddhist
poem, The Dhammapada. Exploring ideas
on thought and action, and the inner and
outer worlds, the first part of the poem
is structured in contrary pairs. Opposing, and
complementary views on position. This
window presents two views, one, into the
Buddhist Centre, a welcome on reflection.
One, on the interior, from within the centre.
The work leaves the viewer able to experience,
and hold both from their position within the
architecture of the building.

Thanks to: Arthavadin Franks.


Manchester Buddhist Centre: Interior Window, 2017
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Manchester Buddhist Centre: Interior Window
Production Images, 2017
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Manchester Buddhist Centre: Interior Window
Project Documentations, 2017
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