Stephanie Hilvitz

The focus of Crossings, my exhibit that was installed at the Firehouse Art Center, was migration/immigration and transcendence symbolized by the Monarch migration and the beautiful life giving milkweed pod.

The centerpiece of the exhibit were 2 forms of stitched pods, some with immigrant faces, some empty marked with an x representing the unknown immigrant.

I have used the symbolism of keriah/rend...the ritualized expression of anguish that I feel in this conversation of both our times and our troubling history.