Clip:

How to Apologize to a Seal, 2003
7 minutes

This visual poem investigates the boundaries of art, ritual, and nature as experienced in the creation of a Tibetan Healing Mandala and a concurrent art exhibition, Healing the Environment, at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Tibetan monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery initiate the five-day process with prayers, chanting, and music. Images of artwork from the exhibition, school children, and curious visitors of all ages commingle with the monks working at this intersection of art and prayer.