Stephanie Hilvitz

Crossings, an exhibit I am working on that will be at the Firehouse Art Center in January. The focus is migration/immigration symbolized by the Monarch migration and the beautiful life giving milkweed pod.

The centerpiece of the exhibit is a dress form 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.