Difference Maker Indira Johnson places intriguing sculptures to create dialogues on peace

Dozens of giant Buddha heads emerging around Chicago are meant to be a catalyst for conversations about peace in troubled neighborhoods.

By , Staff writer

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They appear when you least expect it: 300-pound sculpted heads of the Buddha, emerging from sidewalks, under the L tracks, and amid parks and gardens in some of Chicago's most densely populated and violence-plagued neighborhoods.