This is an installation project that I am working on entitled “Three Fold Tent”. The tent is modeled after a traditional Mongolian ger (“yurt” is the Russian name). I became interested in Mongolia when my cousin Christian went there for two years with the Peace Corps in 1993-1995. I read books about Mongolia and corresponded with my cousin through letters. The piece is embroidered with the Cohansey River, beside which I grew up, and the blue stripes refer to my alter ego, Sebastian, who I have been drawing for 15 years.
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Copy of email sent out on January 20, 2009:
Dear Americans, Residents, and Friends,
The election of Barack Obama as the president of the United States
has made me feel that we can all do our part to help our country.
Many people volunteered during the election season and afterward.
I am inspired to do my part as an artist of this country, which is why
I am taking this time to unveil the Megan Piontkowski Economic
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