A Year Around the Sun, 2017Wood lifeboat, metal, fibers, polystyrene,epoxy clay, and paint6 × 5 × 20 feet
Images by Scott Lynch and Sara Morgan

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.

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Oct 1, 2017 – Mar 25, 2018 THE SOCRATES ANNUAL