Artwork copyright Seta Injeyan. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Mare Nostrum, 1982
(Armenian, born 1946)
Location: Eastern State Hospital, Medical Lake
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
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.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
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.
|Medium||Watercolor paint and pencil on transparencies|
|Dimensions||13 in x 19 in|
|Acquisition Method||Direct purchase|
|Artist Location||California, United States|
|Agency||Department of Social and Health Services|
|Artwork Location||Eastern State Hospital|
|Site Type||State Agency|
|Address||850 W Maple St.|
Medical Lake, WA 99022
|Geo. Coordinates||47.573858 | -117.703851|
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