Woven Sanctuary Project (collaboration)
wood, monofilament, glass | 5’ x 16’ x 5’
Stephen Klein Wellness Center (Philadelphia, PA) | Permanent Installation
When it comes to connecting art and community, no one knows how to evoke a sense of unity than renowned Philadelphia muralist, Meg Saligman. In January of 2014, philanthropic organization Project Home broke ground on The Stephen Klein Wellness Center, a new facility “committed to addressing the health and wellness needs of people who are currently homeless, formerly homeless, and people living in our North Philadelphia community”.
Commissioned by Project HOME, conceptual direction for this new community resource, was envisioned and curated by Saligman. Ostrov and Cole were asked to join the project, entitled Woven Sanctuary as collaborators in that same year. The two artist, with design assistance from architectural consultant, Elliott Lamborn, began constructing a sculpture that would further magnify the heart of the project - "creating a spirit of healing and unity within the community". The result was a series of suspended forms emulating the shape fabric takes when swept by the wind. The untitled work, is permanently featured in the main entrance of the Stephen Klein Wellness Center, welcoming visitors and staff alike.
Video Credit: Ben Riley Studio