Mare Nostrum, 1982

Seta Injeyan
(Armenian, born 1946)

Location: Eastern State Hospital, Medical Lake


Mare Nostrum is a mixed-media painting by artist Seta Injeyan. The title refers to the Latin name for the Mediterranean Sea. She layered paints and colored pencil onto a film transparency, which she mounted onto paper. She notes, “The transparency medium allows me to present intuitive images and their conversion to yet other images. I create a new kind of reality based on an already existing one – a developed image on film.”

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Department of Social and Health Services.


Los Angeles-based artist Seta Injeyan was born in Aleppo, Syria of Armenian heritage and became a U.S. citizen in 1977. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

MediumWatercolor paint and pencil on transparencies
Dimensions13 in x 19 in
ID NumberWSAC1983.122.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationCalifornia, United States
Location Information
AgencyDepartment of Social and Health Services
Artwork LocationEastern State Hospital
Westlake Administration
WA CountySpokane
Site TypeState Agency
Address850 W Maple St.
Medical Lake, WA 99022
Geo. Coordinates47.573858 | -117.703851
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