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Tamsie Ringler – Porte Des Morts

Steel and Stones

Ms. Ringler’s work  involves creating diverse sculptural installations.  This sculpture was inspired by memories of the artist’s grandmother’s house in Door County, Wisconsin, in an area called “Porte des Mort,” therefore the title of the piece. She wants viewers to ‘re-experience’ the idea of house as an image.  She would like us to consider that it is open not solid and yet has the architectural form of a specific place.  The stones in the interior were collected from the area of the Porte Des Mort.

This sculpture was donated  by the artist and is part of the Permanent Collection of the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park.