Shoreline artist’s felt sculptures occupy City Hall lobby

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Felt art by Mimi Shurman
Mimi Sturman spent two years working on a large-scale installation of felt sculptures, her largest artwork to date, with a footprint of about 90 square feet, that are now installed in the south side of City Hall lobby, 17500 Midvale Ave N.

With much of her work involving narrative, Sturman created a contemporary myth about the changing natural world and the melting of polar ice.

In The Diminishing Surface of Winter Slips Away Like Teardrops, two giant squid wear the coats made for them by the local people, the Inuit. The ice is breaking up around them and their possessions are floating away. 

The underlying message of concern is balanced by the artwork’s beauty and impressive scale. 

The Diminishing Surface of Winter Slips Away Like Teardrops
Art by Mimi Shurman

Sturman can be heard reading the myth in a short video by Public Art intern and Shorecrest high school student Samantha Blanchard HERE 

The installation is on view Monday through Friday, 9:00 – 5:00, from now until February 28, 2019, when the city’s Public Art Program will host a Closing Celebration from 5:00 – 7:00pm.

More Information here or call 206-801-2661.


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