The steel for this sculpture came from steel yards all over Boston. Finding the steel and meeting different people was an important part of the process. Relating to the environment and surroundings of the shipyard was crucial to this installation; thus material from the yard was included. The need to secure this work from the elements became part of the artistic design.
We look out over the water to half of the City of Boston. East Boston occupies the other half. The totality of the two is our community.Myrna Balk - Community
Myrna Balk has received grants and awards for her bamboo and steel sculpture, photography, and etchings both internationally and locally. In addition to showing art locally, she has exhibited in Cleveland, Glasgow, Beijing, Budapest, Nepal. and India
As a social worker and artist, she was invited in 2001 to document the lives of Dalit women in a remote section of Nepal with photographs and etchings. Other etchings, exploring international sex trafficking, were shown at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in 2000.