World Wheel: Global Peace Through the Arts


The World Wheel Project is an artistic forum for global understanding that founding director, Vijali Hamilton, started in 1986. The World Wheel Project consists of two journeys circling the globe where she carved monumental stone sculptures and created collaborated ceremonial-based performance events.

The first circle established twelve sites on the 34th latitudinal parallel. The second circle around the planet started in 1999 and consists of twelve sites that follow the equator. Here, her creative work expanded into the establishments of schools to preserve the indigenous cultures.

Her environmental sculptures define sacred sites and are created with the assistance of each village. The performances that are held in the site of the sculptures are a collaboration with Ms. Hamilton, local artists, performers, and each host community. Through this process, the World Wheel provides a transformative experience for each community as it addressed spiritual, social, and ecological issues activating an awareness of the interrelatedness of all life.


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