Judy Rushin’s All Who Knock was installed in The Kearny Center in Tallahassee, FL, April 2015. Rushin used the Facility for Arts Research equipment and space to fabricate and construct the large scale hanging sculpture over the course of a few months.
All Who Knock was commissioned by The Kearny Center, a comprehensive emergency services center for the homeless and it is emblematic of their commitment to providing aid and assistance to those in need. The large, colorful sculpture uses the forms of doors and windows to represent passage, transition, and opportunity. I hope the artwork will evoke feelings of resilience and optimism and offer an encouraging welcome to the residents and service providers at the center.
Rushin has worked with Small Craft Advisory Press (SCAP) on a couple of projects in the past, including the recently completed, vvvvv, a collaborative book art object of 12 letterpress prints adhered to magnetic blocks.
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