susan c. dessel

Sand, thirty-six hand-carved pieces, each 18”L, of Olivewood covered with handwritten text - excerpts from the Oslo Peace Accords between Israel and Palestine, archival ink.
Floor Installation 6' in Diameter

PIECES of PEACE is currently on view in “LEAVE YOUR SWORDS AT THE DOOR” at the Riverfront gallery in Yonkers (NY). Curated by Haifa Bint-Kadi, assisted by The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom. Inspired by Monica Raymond’s sestina “In Cana,” the work in the exhibit is by women artists who identify as Jewish or Muslim and reflects their desire to know and connect to the “other,” corresponding to the goals and values of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom.