Dimitra Skandali
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"Through the seas, my roots" @ The Addison Street Windows Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Curated by Demetri Broxton for the Berkeley Arts Commision.
March 27 - May 6, 2015

The installation is made up of seaweed, sea grass and roots, all woven with copper wire taken out of communication cables. Cedar roots and roots from armyrikia (Tamarix gallica) are brought from my home island beaches and they are interwoven with seaweed/grass from the beaches of San Francisco, CA, and sea-grape tree roots and morning glory vines from the beaches of Key West, FL, where I was an artist-in-residence during November 2014. With this process I want to indicate a gesture of merging the oceans across the continents: the Aegean Sea, the Pacific and the Atlantic. The piece speaks to the hard effort to stay connected with one’s roots across long distances as well as to the experience of displacement of those living far away from their homeland and families.


size of the piece: H 7 x W 65 x D 3 feet
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