Ellis Island was a piece com­mis­sioned for the open­ing of that muse­um and lat­er appeared as an instal­la­tion at White Columns Gallery in New York City. The com­po­si­tion of this work cor­re­sponds to the façade of the main build­ing, which had been recent­ly restored.  Onto this struc­ture I have col­laged bits of text from the doc­u­ments used by my father and grand­par­ents to enter this coun­try. Their ghost­ly images, tak­en from old pho­tographs, appear in the doorways.

Ellis Island: Echoes from a Nation’s Past, Susan Jonas, Ed., 1989 Aperture