The Sum of Us


The Sum of Us

Zone 6

Mirre van Dalen, Michelle Holmes, Sally Howe

The Sum of US collaboration explores the way we can become islands, how we create islands for and of ourselves through different experiences in our lives. Sometimes our isolation is self imposed and sometimes just innate.

Everybody’s island is different and can either be positive or negative, can mean being self contained and independent, a way of escape, a way of withdrawal from emotional or other interactions.

Mirre’s boxes function both as independent islands – looking into various vignettes on the theme and as devices or viewfinders which direct the viewers’ attention to Sally’s sculptures and Michelle’s poetry. Both the boxes and the sculptures incorporate the text from Michelle’s poems.


The ceramic sculptural pieces by Sally Howe and the viewing boxes by Mirre van Dalen will be available for purchase.