Tent in Three Places

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.