Mary Ann Peters | the world is a garden, the walls are the state
Presented with James Harris Gallery
Thursday, August 3 - Sunday, August 6 | Fair Hours
Location: CenturyLink Field Event Center
Seattle artist Mary Ann Peters presents a new monolithic sculpture, the world is a garden, the walls are the state (2017), comprised of an internal white cube coated with flowers and seen through the veil of a honeycomb patterned screen. An interpretation of a phrase from the 14th-century North African Arab historian Ibn Kaldun, "The world is a garden, the walls are the state" -- and the result of her research and observations of the Syrian exodus in the generation of her grandparents and today -- Peters’ installation is the foundation for an ongoing series titled "impossible monuments," which aim to give voice to "small influential narratives within migration histories that deserve reverence."
Image: Mary Ann Peters, the world is a garden, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and James Harris Gallery.