Santa Maria Hostel in partnership with artist Branislav Jankic present:
MILA – A sculpture and performance
On Wednesday June 20th, Santa Maria will host a 3 hour artistic performance by Artist Branislav Jankic whereby more than 150 women and children from Santa Maria Hostel will help bring a wooden sculpture into being by carving their name, or the name of a loved one into the sculpture surface. The event will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Santa Maria Hostel, Bonita House.
The rhombus diamond shape is an old European symbol of Motherhood and fertility, which was, used in earlier installments of the Letter to my Mother series of artistic works. For Mila, a large wooden table in this shape will be used to create the piece of art while the Santa Maria Hostel women (current and alumni) will be invited to go inside the room by themselves or with their children and carve their name on this wooden diamond shaped table.
Through the ritual of carving, each inscription permanently records this intimate moment as a place for reflection. This sculpture will serve as the next iteration of Letter to My Mother, the literary and photography project Jankic completed in 2016, the first of an ongoing effort toward lifting the stigma facing women in recovery. Following the performance Jankic will donate the sculpture for permanent display at Santa Maria Hostel.
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