Artist Jen Mills filled an empty office space with beautiful crystalline vessels made from salt.
Mills' elegant bowl forms occupy the space where my Canadian friend once interviewed for his Green Card application when this was still a functioning INS office.
Across the hall Gail Howard created this powerful piece that spills out of the former infirmary. The overflowing sheets have been carefully knotted and represent the agonizing passage of time and the overwhelming desire to escape into a new life waiting just outside.
The ominous sound of water slowly dripping plays loudly in the background of Howard's installation aptly titled, Patience. The plunking sounds punctuate the idea of the long and tedious wait experienced by many immigrants.
|Here's a peek into my new studio where I have already begun to work.|
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|South view from my new INSCape studio.|
I will do a more in depth Studio Tour posting once I am firmly settled into my space. For more information about the building, available studio space and upcoming events email Sam Farrazaino at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-890-3283.