Ichabod Comes to the Prairie
Created in 2015
Artists: Peggy Clark
Location: 1001 N Kansas Ave. (Kaw Valley Bank)
Ichabods Around Town
In 2015 Washburn partnered with local and regional artists to create 5-foot-tall fiberglass Ichabod statues in celebration of Washburn’s 150th anniversary in . Local businesses sponsored each statue and display them in various locations throughout Topeka. “Ichabod Comes to the Prairie” was created by artist Peggy Clark and sponsored by Kaw Valley Bank.
Walk 10-15 steps and then pause and breathe for as long as you like.
Observe the environment around you. Stop and contemplate the art, the architecture, the colors, and even the ground you are standing on. Notice all the little details.
You can also observe as you walk. The idea behind the practice is to walk silently and with a sense of deep contemplation.
Focus on the sound of your footsteps as you walk and notice how your feet hit the ground.
A walking meditation involves very deliberate thinking and doing a series of actions that you usually do automatically.
As you walk, try to focus your attention on one or more sensations that you would typically take for granted, such as your breathing, the way your legs move or how the air feels against your skin.
If your mind wanders, continue focusing on something specific in your environment.