Sculpture > An Olive and an Oak

embossed print with round white shelf and pomegranate
Embossed vitreographic print, wood, porcelain
28"H x 18"W x 4"D
2018
$1800
Image of brining olives
Archival Inkjet Print
12"h x 17"w
2010
Portrait of a City: Monuments; a multimedia wall installation
Embossed vitreographic print, ink on paper, tape on paper, cast glass, wood
21"h x 36"w x 5.5"d
2014
$2600
Black ceramic and black tape art installation
Ceramic, tape
80H x 156W x 2D"
2014
$5800
Ink on vellum drawing of map of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ink on vellum
21Hx25W" framed
2014
$750
Ink on vellum drawing of map of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ink on vellum
21Hx25W" framed
2014
$750
Ink on vellum drawing of map of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ink on vellum
21Hx25W" framed
2014
$750

This body of work developed after my Fulbright Fellowship in Greece. In response to being an American (oak) in Greece (olive), I thought a lot about how one understands, interprets, and navigates another culture, another history. Part of this work was a metaphor: "the process of translation" was taking a recipe for brining olives as told by a Greek olive vendor at the market, in Greek, and then translating the directions and trying to understand through doing. Part of the work was learning about the history of Thessaloniki through oral stories, and observation - noticing what history was important by which monuments they chose to preserve.