The Rama Exhibition floor plan (10,000 SF for the entire exhibition) will be customized for each venue to create a quiet, sacred atmosphere. The quiet attunes the mind to peace in order to realize the beauty, fragility, and preciousness of life. The exhibition is envisioned as a small Cathedral of Life - a direct experience of our love of nature. A bioacoustical soundscape and dramatically focused lighting will enhance the old world quality of the art. Ultimately, the design of a deep green building is envisioned for The Rama Exhibition’s permanent home as the center of a World Peace and Healing Garden.
Visitors will enter The Rama Exhibition through the world’s first Grotto Of Hope Biodiversity Stained Glass Chapel, in honor of the life’s work of Harvard Professor Emeritus E. O. Wilson, who coined the terms biodiversity and biophilia.
After leaving the chapel’s guided sound and light journey, visitors will enter the main chamber ~ The Valley of The Endangered Ones walk to experience the 36 distinct wildlife alcoves. Each alcove will be dedicated to an endangered species or ecosystem to foster a deepening appreciation of their essential place within the web of life ~ and our lives.
Finally, visitors will fulfill their journey in The Circle of Life Action Room to take their test, find their place on the Animal Wheel floor mosaic, and feel their animal archetype.
An International Traveling Exhibition of Endangered Species
Dedicated to the Children of the World by Calley O'Neill with Rama the Elephant
AN EPIC JOURNEY OF ART AND SOUL FOR THE EARTH
RAMA: AMBASSADOR FOR THE ENDANGERED ONES
Speaking Passionately on Behalf of Those who Cannot Speak
Ultimately THE RAMA EXHIBITION requires a permanent home to maximize the power of the experience and enhance each person’s immersive, interactive experience. This basic floor plan is now inspiring a collaboration between Calley and Big Island architect in training Ciro Podany. Stay tuned for these spectacular green building sketches.