“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Water covers 70% of the earth’s surface and makes up 60% of our bodies. Water, along with air, is the basis of life.
The artist, Sofiya Inger, envisions a large work of art that uses the theme of water to capture both the soothing as well as the energizing qualities of the Still Waters Center. “Our goal is to create a beautiful, iconic piece of art that will comfort and inspire all who experience it,” said Sofiya.
Sofiya has been leading weekly art-making groups at Still Waters since early 2016. This summer she led a series of art-making workshops in the Eastgate neighborhood for residents, pre-school children, and residents of a local nursing facility. These workshops allowed a wide variety of community members to participate in art-making and contribute to the final work.
The installation will include fabrics, mirrors, found objects, light, and translucent panels and will cover an area of approximately 150 square feet in the lobby of Still Waters Adult Day Eastgate Center. Sofiya Inger is an Indianapolis mixed media artist who has extensive experience working with special populations including persons with Dementia.
“What Lies Within” is funded in part by a Challenge America Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The community dedication ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, September 21 at 3:00 pm.