Valerie Piraino

    Exhibition: THE SOCRATES ANNUAL, 2017

    A Year Around the Sun, 2017

    Wood lifeboat, metal, fibers, polystyrene, epoxy clay, and paint 6 x 5 x 20 feet
    Overlaying nautical knots and maritime objects in a shrine-like arrangement over a ghostly overturned boat, this piece is a memorial to the current refugee crisis in the Mediterranean Sea. Suggestive of both an aftermath of a wreck and a shelter, the piece is a poignant appeal for empathy.
    Learn more about Valerie Piraino in her Artist Profile
    Images by Scott Lynch and Sara Morgan
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