Mel Watkin
BEFORE: Image of white box gallery at Laumeier Sculpture ParkAFTER: Drawing installation 
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Oriental Rug with protective covering
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Window with Candles
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Hand painted wall patternsRIVER ROOM, 2013, Detail
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RIVER ROOM, 2013
River Room is a site specific installation created for Laumeier Sculpture Park's exhibition The River Between Us. This exhibition was a collaboration between Laumeier and Longvue House and Garden, a historic home in New Orleans. Since Laumeier is a home built in 1917 that was converted into a white box gallery space and Longvue is an historic home (complete with furniture, art and other material culture from the early 1900s). I decided to pull a switch--I created a "period room" at Laumeier and will integrate one-of-a-kind objects into the Longvue collection.
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