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Ephemeral Altars, Lasting Impact

Submitted by Lisa Kwak on July 19, 2023 - 9:43am
Juliet McMains leading procession with raised arms
Juliet McMains leading procession. Photo by Warren Woo

“What if part of being whole means that we choose to see one another’s memories as sacred?”

Artist Daniel Alexander Jones posed that question to a crowd gathered outside the Henry Art Gallery in May, at the start of a one-day event featuring five temporary altars around the University of Washington campus. A processional guided visitors to the five altars, created by artists from the UW and the Seattle community, and then returned to the Henry where an altar by Jones is on display.

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