None Is Too Many     2011

in collaboration with Ellen Wexler
proposal entry for the competition for the Candadian Museum of Immigration, finalist

The slightly curved form, sculpted as though a ship in motion, evokes the prow of the SS St Louis.
The form is made up of 907 individual steel layers, stacked to create the shape of the ship.
Each layer represents one of the 907 passengers on the ship who were sent back to the concentration camps in Germany.

Visitors can read all 907 names of the passengers who were on the S.S. St. Louis. Each of the 907 layers that create the ship’s form has a tab, like a stack of file folders. Each tab contains the name of one passenger
who was sent to their death in Europe after being refused safe haven in Canada.