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Outdoor Installation

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Seaview Trail

Sea View

Created on the island of Lesvos, Greece The Seaview Trail is influenced by Greek myth, history, culture and the island surroundings.

Ranging from the grand and ornate to the humble and compact an abundance of churches dot the island. These sanctuaries are open to the public. All have common elements: icons, a place to make an offering and sit. I decided to create a chapel on theart residence property. I kept the form, but rather than venerating Christian saints and the deity, I chose to celebrate the environment and tap into Greek mythology.

The trail passes through an olive grove with adjacent vineyards. With that in mind, I created a chapel dedicated to Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and Athena, the Greek Goddess who created the olive tree.

A cardboard carpet welcomes walkers; the flattened boxes retain elements of their source a reminder that as an island much of what is consumed arrives via ships from the sea. The refurbished chairs, placed for perfect viewing of the sea and the icon of Athena, have as their seats and backs reclaimed life jackets making a physical, watery association.

Travelers

Travelers

A found bicycle that clearly spent time in the sea, pair-less shoes lost in the frantic moments of landing, boat pieces, fishing net and live plants are the resonant components of Travelers. The piece was created and installed in summer 2019 on the island of Lesvos, Greece, an entrée to Europe for people traveling from war-torn countries seeking security and opportunity. With these people in mind (and visible on the island) and those fleeing equally terrifying violence in Central America, "Travelers" evokes the passage, resilience and hope of displaced people.

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