At the entrance to UPMC Mercy Pavilion, Shervone Neckles created The Lunar Portal to invite visitors to experience the connection between the Earth and the Moon. The eight arches bring the phases of the Moon from the sky to the ground; the seemingly unreachable becomes more accessible.
Shervone Neckles is an interdisciplinary artist, community organizer, and art advocate who uses repurposed materials and an Afro-Caribbean perspective to retell histories and mythologies.
Through textile art, printmaking, sculpture, and installation, the artist connects the sacred and scientific, the past and the present, and life and the afterlife. Her work has shown internationally in group and solo exhibitions in India, Australia, and Italy. Her work has been written about in Artnet, Huffington Post, and The New York Times.
She lives in Queens, N.Y. Her background includes:
For more information, visit ShervoneNeckles.com.
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