In Thin Places we are divested of the illusion that our mundane world is wholly separate from the world of the invisible. The phrase is Celtic in origin and unlike similar concepts of oneness with the divine from other cultures, it refers to a physical location where we can peek through to a greater beyond.
A group of eight international artists exhibited work in the Frantoio Ipogeo, which is a spectacular underground cave-like area within the Bacile di Castiglione Palace. The exhibition included several evenings of ‘Conversazioni’ with the public, art professionals, and the local Spongano community.
My work lauded the patron saint of the town, Santa Vittoria, an early Christian virgin martyr. I proposed the town build a modern monolith to honor the saint and created a prototype painted with streaks of poppy red.
“Grandmothers,” a granite monolith installed in a diverse Boston neighborhood, recalls the love and kindness of ancestors, from a child’s point-of-view.