Sanctuary Spaces by Ione Sanders

About this activity

CREATE A SANCTUARY SPACE IN YOUR HOME TO FIND COMFORT AND JOY IN YOUR BODY.

During the pandemic, we’ve needed to interact with our home spaces in new and creative ways—as gyms, classrooms, offices, and more. In this activity, create a brand new sanctuary space in your home inspired by artwork from The Long Dream.

A sanctuary is a place set aside for rest and safety. Sometimes it is an area for birds to live, or a special holy place in a church or temple. For these sanctuaries, focus on making a space for your body to feel comfort and joy!

Installation view, The Long Dream, MCA Chicago November 7, 2020–January 17, 2021

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Video

Get inspired to make your own sanctuary space and monument for small things by watching this show-and-tell with artists Ione Sanders and Jalisa OH. This video was originally broadcast on Facebook Live on Sat, Nov 14 as part of Virtual Family Day: Places and Names.

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