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Line in the sand

Valerie Epstein's avatar Valerie Epstein

Line in the sand consists of 70 metal flowers, of various color, size and shape, made from re-purposed outdoor spigot handles and discarded campaign sign wire. Divided into two groups of 35 they face off, leaning slightly forward toward a "line in the sand". The flowers represent separation, but with their shared root system there is an underlying longing to reunite. A recent, profoundly moving trip to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea inspired this piece. The number 70 signifies this year, 2015, as the 70th anniversary of a divided Korea.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 3ft
  • Medium: Metal, wood and sand
  • Width: 3ft
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: Approximately 3ft